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# Voting Age

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# Your Say
Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
Wales and Scotland have made this change, should we?
# referenda
These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that
Which way will you vote?
# Referendum
Only small minority would support lowering voting age to 16
The voting age referendum is one of a raft that will be put to the public in the coming years.
# talkin' 'bout my generation
Fianna Fáil accused of u-turn ahead of debate on lowering voting age to 16
Proposed legislation would reduce the voting age for local and European Parliament elections.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
The proposal will be debated in the Seanad today.
# U-turn
Enda accused of 'betraying' young people by scrapping voting age referendum
The Government had committed to holding a vote on the issue back in 2013.
Opinion: Let's grow our democracy – let's lower the voting age to 16
Arguments against allowing teenagers to vote are the exact same as those used against the working classes and women in the past. “They are not intelligent or mature enough”.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we lower the voting age in Ireland?
The Taoiseach has said there will be a referendum on it next year – do you think it’s a good idea?
Opinion: Why has there been such silence on lowering the voting age?
Since January 2013, the issue has effectively fallen off the radar: there have been no public debates, no private conversations and little public awareness.
# Prime Numbers
Paddling pools, pregnancy and PCs: The week in numbers
Plus – how many PCs were sold around the world so far this year?
# Voting Rights
Government to hold referendum on lowering voting age to 16
The referendum is likely to be held on the same day as a number of other votes designed to modernise the Constitution.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
The Government is going to hold a referendum to lower the voting age. Good idea?
Column: Insinuating that young people ‘aren’t bothered’ with politics is insulting and false
Various political scandals and our current economic woes have increased levels of mistrust in politicians among young people. This does not mean we are apathetic, we just need to be engaged, writes Órla Ryan.
# Voting Age
Govt receives formal recommendation to lower voting age to 16
The Constitutional Convention has officially submitted its recommendation that a referendum be held on lowering the voting age.
Column: Why I should be allowed to vote at 17
I will inherit the actions of the electorate’s decisions for decades to come, so why shouldn’t I be able to influence government policy too, asks Adam Houlihan.
# Constitution
Convention votes to lower voting age, rejects reduction of presidential term
Delegates at the Constitutional Convention’s first full meeting this weekend also backed a proposal for ordinary citizens to be able to nominate a candidate for the president.
# constitutional convention
Live: Convention holds ballot on voting age and presidential term
The gathering of 100 delegates has been considering whether to lower the voting age to 17 and reduce the presidential term of office to five years.
# ccven
LIVE: Constitutional Convention discusses voting age and presidential term
Watch today’s livesteam of events as delegates discuss lowering the voting age and shortening the presidential term.
# Constitution
Convention to discuss lowering vote age and Presidential term
The 100-member Constitutional Convention holds its first full weekend of deliberations in Malahide this weekend.
# Constitution
Lobby groups warned over intensive lobbying of constitutional convention
Convention chairman Tom Arnold says citizen members are entitled not to be bombarded with unwanted contact.
# convention
LIVE: The Constitutional Convention holds its first meeting
The 100-member body, two-thirds of which is drawn from the general public, is meeting in Dublin Castle this afternoon.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 17?
The Constitutional Convention, kicking off today, is to consider lowering the minimum voting age. What would you do?
# Changes
Constitutional Convention meets for first time this afternoon
The group consists of 66 ordinary citizens, 29 members of the Oireachtas and four members of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
# Constitution
Sinn Féin and Greens call for lowering of voting age
The issue of the current voting age is set to be discussed at the first meeting of the Constitutional Convention in early December.
# Argentina
Argentina lowers its voting age to 16
The move will likely strengthen President Cristina Kirchner’s hopes of retaining control of the legislature and potentially change the constitution to allow her to run for a third term.
# Democracy
Constitutional Convention aims to begin discussions next month
132 members of the public have been identified to participate – 66 of whom will be direct substitutes for the others.
# Suffrage
Youth lobby launches campaign seeking votes for 16-year-olds
The National Youth Council of Ireland says people who can work, pay taxes and join the army should be given a vote.