28 Oct 2022

Review recommends lowering voting age for local elections

From Nights, 10:17 pm on 28 October 2022

A draft report from the Future for Local Government Review has a raft of changes to boost participation in local elections. One of the most direct is to lower the voting age for local councils to 16.

Co-director of advocacy group Make it 16, Sanat Singh, has been actively campaigning for that change. He talks to Karyn Hay.

Collage of orange voting bin, hand with envelope, voter brochure and vote 2022 sign.

Photo: RNZ