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Last Updated: Friday October 05 2007 11:12 GMT

Vote: What should the voting age be?

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Lots of Newsround viewers are interested in the General Election, but most of them can't vote.

That's because you need to be 18 or over to vote.

The voting age has prompted lots of debate in history.

The voting age was lowered from 21 to 18 in 1969.

Women fought hard for equal rights. They were first given the vote in 1918 - but only if they were aged 30 or over.

They were allowed the same rights as men when the voting age for them was lowered to 21 in 1928.

Do you think the current law should be changed? Tell us what YOU think the right age for getting the vote should be.

VOTE

What age should you be able to vote?

13

31.59%31.59%

14

6.94%6.94%

15

8.29%8.29%

16

27.36%27.36%

17

4.77%4.77%

18

21.05%21.05%

2580 Votes Cast

Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion



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