Join Andrew Weaver in supporting lowering the voting age to 16

Andrew Weaver introduced a bill in the Legislature to lower the voting age to 16 in BC. His party should have his back in this move. The BC Green full policy states "BC Greens support measures to increase the engagement of youth in the political process." BC Greens need to support specific measures to engage youth in politics. We can start by supporting lowering the voting age to 16.


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  • Lukas Reynolds
    commented 2017-02-23 16:10:20 -0800
    I agree.

    My only concern would be the possibility for bias or partisan influence in schools, especially during the first few elections made after such a change to the voting system.

    Regarding a comment below, I would argue that it is extremely important to include civics classes in schools regardless of this potential change or not. After exiting the school system I realized that I was completely under prepared for life as an adult in the modern world, and civics education was one of the many gaps in my knowledge at that time.
  • Lukas Reynolds
    tagged this with Important 2017-02-23 16:10:19 -0800
  • Sunil Singal
    tagged this with Important 2017-02-16 19:32:17 -0800
  • Andrew Cooke
    tagged this with Important 2017-01-18 13:54:31 -0800
  • Bill Masse
    commented 2016-12-14 14:40:28 -0800
    Ned, as Research and Policy Chair and Vice Chair of the Platform Policy Advisory Committee I want to thank you for your many suggestions.
    Bill Masse
  • Donovan Cavers
    commented 2016-11-20 11:30:02 -0800
    If you’re responsible enough to drive a 3 ton chunk of metal at up to 120kms/hr you’re responsible enough to vote.
  • David Pearce
    commented 2016-11-17 17:11:16 -0800
    At age 16, I was very engaged in politics. I was a social studies geek.
  • David Pearce
    tagged this with Important 2016-11-17 17:11:16 -0800
  • Shirley McBride
    commented 2016-11-13 23:25:50 -0800
    If this happens, it should occur once school curricula include civics classes to ensure that students know not only how the electoral system works but also why the active participation of citizens is important.
  • Shirley McBride
    tagged this with Important 2016-11-13 23:25:49 -0800
  • Ned Taylor
    published this page in Make a suggestion 2016-11-13 15:58:17 -0800
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