BTN – Voting Age

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4345701.htm

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This video was mainly about how opposition leader Bill Shorten wants to make it so 16 year olds can vote. It talked about the pros and cons.

In AUS, when you turn 16, you can start learning to drive, apply for a full time job, get their own debit card, in roll for the army, donate blood, and even get married!

Did you know according to the people who run the vote, 400 000 18-24 did not enrol to vote, which actually, is against the law?

In addition, Argentina, Brazil, Scotland, Switzerland and Germany all allow 16 year olds to vote?

When did Argentina, Brazil, Scotland, Switzerland and Germany allow 16 year olds to vote? Was it recent or a while ago?

Also, how long has Bill Shorten wanted to let 16 year olds vote?

I can tell from watching this video it’s a little bit of a controversial topic.

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