P-05-794 Lowering the Voting Age to Sixteen
This petition was submitted by Sgiliau, having collected 87 signatures online.
Text of Petition
We call on the National Assembly for Wales to lower the voting age to sixteen for those elections where they have the powers to do so.
We live in a democratic society in which all members should have the ability to be responsible for their choices in our country. At sixteen you can get married, have a baby, and pay tax. At sixteen you can contribute to the country's economy but are yet to be able to decide how this public money is spent.
Petitioners handing over the petition to Members of the Committee
This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 25/09/2018.
It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 23/01/2018.
Assembly Constituency and Region
- South Wales East
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Senedd Business;
First published: 12/12/2017