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States lowers age of voting to 16
The voting age in Guernsey has been reduced from 18 to 16 after a vote in the States.

The age at which a person may vote at elections in Guernsey has been 18 since 1972, but the House Committee recommended the change.

Chairman of the House Committee, Deputy Bernard Flouquet, told the House that at 16 young people did have the maturity to vote.

Jersey and the Isle of Man already have a minimum voting age of 16.



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31 Oct 06 |  Guernsey
Island's voting age lowered to 16
07 Feb 06 |  Isle of Man

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