Politicians: Give 16 year olds the choice to vote

At 16, we are getting our first jobs, paying taxes, getting L plates, able to access government benefits, have sex and become organ doners. We are directly affected by issues in the election, so why can't we vote? 

What happens in the election affects us and so we need to be able to affect it.

We believe that voting does not need to be compulsory for 16 year olds, but we should be given the choice to participate.

We're calling on our political leaders to lower the voting age to 16. Are you with us?

Please sign and share our petition! www.change.org/vote16

Thank you for your support - and keep an eye on The Age the weekend for more to come.

Cheers,

Danai & Spencer
VicSRC Executives 2015-2016

 

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