Are 16-year Olds Mature Enought to Vote

Are 16-year Olds Mature Enought to Vote

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 876 , Segment 2

Episode: Canada v. Saudi Arabia, Going Gray, Youth Voting & Diet Soda

  • Aug 13, 2018 9:00 pm
  • 19:54 mins

Guests: Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart & Takoma Park Youth Council Chairman Kiran Kochar McCabe A handful of cities around the country let 16 and 17 year olds vote in local elections and there’s a push to get more on board. Takoma Park, Maryland, which is a suburb of Washington, DC, was the first to do it five years ago. But are 16-year-olds really mature enough to cast an informed vote? On the other hand, if we trust them to drive a car and pay taxes on their after-school earnings, don’t they deserve a say in local issues that affect them, like education?

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