The Votes at 16 Coalition is encouraging people to contribute to the Youth Citizenship Commission consultation on lowering the voting age.
The deadline is Tuesday, the 20th of January.
Young people (aged 16 and 17) can pay tax, but they cannot elect the government that spends their taxes. 16 and 17-year-olds can join the armed forces, but they cannot elect the government that sends them to war. 16 and 17-year olds are real citizens and deserve the vote.
You can visit the Youth Citizenship Commission website here. Tell them why the voting age should be lowered.
A briefing sheet on the consultation, how to respond, and why the voting age should be lowered to 16 can be read here.
If you are from an organisation and would like to respond or join the Votes at 16 Coalition, contact Tom Burke on firstname.lastname@example.org. He can provide further information to help you make a response.
Also read: Coventry looking for delegates to Youth Parliament