Young people are affected by many of the decisions that are made by politicians, particularly in areas like education, climate change, and employment. Lowering the voting age would give them a say in these decisions, improving the representation of their interests.
Lowering the voting age could encourage younger people to get involved in politics from an earlier age. Research suggests that voting is a habit – once someone starts, they're likely to continue. So, getting people to start voting earlier could increase overall civic participation.
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