The Voting Age Should Be Lowered Essay
In the article “You’re 16, You’re Beautiful and You’re a Voter” author Kamenetz believes that the voting age should be lowered to 16. Kamenetz gives examples of the 2008 election, legal age should be flexible towards education and cognitive requirements, having a learners permit, “early voting permit”, having their first, and their future to support her arguments. I will now go over the supporting arguments to her conclusion that the voting age should be lowered.
The first support that Kamenetz argues is that the 2008 presidential campaign brought in the most voters under the age of 29 in history. If the voting age would be decreased there would be more voters under the young adult category. Kamenetz sees that “legal age should be flexible and pragmatic with educational and cognitive requirements to show maturity.” If the voting age would be decreased there would be an increase of voters, including those under the age of sixteen.
The seconond argument of Kamenetz is that at 16 most people have had educational and cognitive…