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Last Updated: Friday, 12 October 2007, 16:25 GMT 17:25 UK
Debate on lower voting age plan
A proposal to lower Guernsey's minimum voting age from 18 to 16 is being discussed by the States at the end of this month.

The House Committee is making the recommendation and wants the law in place for April's general election.

A recent survey of 15 to 18-year-olds in the island found 56% agreed the age should be lowered.

Jersey and the Isle of Man already have a minimum voting age of 16. Guernsey's voting age has been 18 since 1972.



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