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so, is this a good idea? or the usual political vote hunt?  gosh, lets see.

I am certain there are any number of young people, of teens, who are pretty savvy and read more than the latest celeb. rags.
But I also very much doubt that’s true of a majority. One thing they do have in common is idealism in the same foolish was many of us did as teens.
I don’t know about you but when I was 15 I already knew everything and most ancients of 30 years had it all wrong.
Overall tho, I was more interested in baseball and especially the farm teams locally.  The Htfd. Chiefs (?) were the training grounds for the Boston Braves, and we had one other team I just can’t recall at the moment.  It’s been so long ago.
But that was far more interesting than boring politics and income tax, which we didn’t pay anyway.
I guess times and attitudes have changed but not too sure todays crop is overall any more qualified than we were.
I could be wrong.

What I do believe is that the folks who are hot to stay in the EU, are counting on the very young who do travel and do have exposure to Europe, will be more prone to vote to stay in, if they are allowed to vote in that referendum in another couple of years.


Votes for 16 and 17-year-olds has been given a boost

By Greg Dawson Newsbeat politics reporter

The campaign to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in elections has been given a small boost.

Liberal Democrat and Labour politicians have approved a measure in the House of Lords to lower the voting age for local council elections in England and Wales.

The plan is likely be defeated by the Conservative government in the House of Commons.
David Cameron is against lowering the voting age from 18.

However, pressure to change the rules has grown since 16-year-olds were allowed to vote in the Scottish Independence referendum in 2014. In June, 16 year-olds were given the right to vote in all Scottish and local government elections.

The Lords vote adds further pressure to the campaign to allow votes at 16 in future general elections and the forthcoming referendum on whether the UK should remain in the European Union.

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