2 Jun 2020

Voting age in Wales lowers

From Afternoons, 1:20 pm on 2 June 2020

Wales has made the decision that 16 and 17 year olds will be able to vote in their elections. 

It's reignited the conversation here about extending the voting age in Aotearoa. Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft thinks it is a very exciting conversation to be having and that it is even more urgent as we discuss recovery  from the health and financial crises. 

Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft.

Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft. Photo: RNZ / Cole Eastham-Farrelly

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