On Friday the Youth Citizenship Commission reported back on the consultation
that ran from November 08 to January 09 on voting at 16.
The commission which will report back to the government later this year in
June found that two-thirds of respondents to the consultation backing the
idea of lowering the voting age to 16, with the many of those responding
against the proposals citing that people aged 16-17 are not mature enough to
Whilst it is unlikely that any changes to the voting age will be considered
for the next general elections, the response to the consultation again
highlights strong support for making the change to the voting age.
A summary of the responses to the consultation is online at: