Contribution by MEP Tanja Fajon on Vote 16

17/04/2018

Like in many other European countries that are currently dealing with a sort of crisis of democracy and disinterest of citizens, which is also reflected in lower voter turnout, there are increasingly frequent discussions in Slovenia about the possibility of giving voting rights to young people once they turn 16 instead of when they reach the age of majority. This possibility is in most cases founded on the argument that lowering the voting age would represent a step forward in the development of participation of youth in the society.

Read the contribution by Tanja Fajon, Slovenain Member of the European Parliament

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