Why do you have to be 18 to vote?
If the children voted, they may make the wrong decision and the person they vote for may turn the area into a disaster if that person is elected. When you are 18, you will understand who and why you are voting for that person.
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On July 7, 1971, the voting age became 18 when the 26th amendment to the US constitution was certified as having been ratified.
Not in most (if any) United States precincts. The voting age in the US was twenty-one until 1972.
Answer . Yes, in every state of the union, 18 year olds are considered adults and are allowed the right to vote.
Well if there was no teens voting then wouldn't the younger people not get a say and then that would make lots of teens like myself mad.
On July 1, 1971, when the 26th Amendment was ratified, it became impermissible for states to deny citizens eighteen years of age or older the right to vote. However, Georgia (in 1943) and Kentucky (in 1955) had previously lowered the minimum voting age to 18. . States are not prohibited by the the… 26th Amendment from lowering the voting age below 18. (MORE)
You have to be 18 to vote in all states no exceptions this is a USA legal restriction.
The voting age used to be 21. but the government changed it to 18 during the Vietnam war because many 18 - 20 year olds were sent into the war to fight, and it was only fair that they got a say in the next leader of their country since they were serving their country (the USA)
technically the 26th amendment gives the right to vote.the 26th amendment is voting age nationally established as 18.I'm sorry i couldn't give a better answer.
many Americans came to believe that citizens old enough to fight and die for their country should not be denied the right to vote. public support grew for lowering the voting age.
The number of electoral votes foreach state is equal to the sum of its number of Senators and itsnumber of Representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives.Based on the 2010 Census, there are 14 members of the U.S. House ofRepresentatives from Michigan. Therefore, Michigan has 16 electoralvotes.… (MORE)
The pro's are that you get to have say in what is happening in your community, and or state. The con's is probably that many people that turn 18 are still not fully mature.
The 26th Amendment to the Constitution (granting suffrage to all citizens age 18 and up) was ratified on July 1, 1971.
In Arizona, I was able to vote in the presidential election at 18...that would have been 1972.
I don't think so. I was working at Cook County. for the Recorder's office, and I was only 20, and unable to register.
Yes, an 18 year old US citizen has the constitutional right to vote. But the 18 year old must remember to register to vote.
The year the voting age was lowered to 18 was in 1960. The loweredage limit was from the 26th Amendment.
In the United States, the 26th Amendment to the Constitution lowered the minimum voting age from 21 to 18. It was argued that 18-year-olds were being drafted to fight in Vietnam, but they didn't have the right to vote.
Children are not legally allowed to vote because they are not considered mature enough. They are more likely to be influenced by peer pressure and less likely to have their own opinions about things. In informal polls, children tend to vote for what they hear their parents or friends say, or what th…ey see on television. Opinion: They should be able to vote because everyone's vote should count. It isn't fair that kids cant vote. LET KIDS VOTE! I would like kids to vote cause everyone can have the responsibility to vote! (MORE)
Yes, you have to be 18 in any state to vote. If you are 18, go to headcount.org or rockthevote.com to register, it will walk you through the process in about five minutes (literally!) for any state.
In the US, 18 year olds are of the legal voting age. I encourage all 18 year olds to register, (can't vote if you don't register) listen to all sides on all issues and make up your own mind as to how you will vote. If you don't vote, don't whine about the outcome if your person doesn't win.
The 26th amendment to the U. S. Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 years, was proposed by Congress on March 23, 1971 and was ratified on June 30, 1971.
Nobody in the U.S. has to vote when they get to the age of 18.
The minimum voting age before 1971, when the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, was 21 years. Many people were complaining about the irony of 18-year-olds being sent against their will to Vietnam to fight and die for their country but not being allowed to vote.
The voting age is set to 18 since at that age, people are allowed to serve the country. If they are allowed to serve the country at that age, they should be allowed to vote.
It was 21 but by the time of the Vietnam War people argued that if you could be in the armed service at 18, you should be able to vote at 18
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In 1971 by the 26th Amendment to the US Constitution.. This way because 18 year olds could be drafted into the Vietnam War but could not vote in the government they were fighting for.
Because the people in charge of a place, thought of the disabilities and abilities and many other things and were concerned about peoples health and made new rules, for the safety of humans. That is not even a whole sentence. Who is in charge of editing this?
Because, in your country, you have constitutionally reached adulthood. There are many other rights and responsibilities associated with reaching the age of majority: jury service, emancipation, full involvement in the Armed Forces etc.
On July 7, 1971, the voting age was dropped from 21 to 18 when the 26th amendment to the US constitution was certified as having been ratified. The main argument given in favor of the amendment was that since 18-year olds were subject to be drafted into military service, they should be allowed to vo…te. To put it another way - if you can be required to risk your life and maybe die for the country, you should have a voice in choosing the people who run the country. (MORE)
I think it did not have much influence in national elections . Only a relatively small percentage of people aged 18 to 20 vote and those who do, tend to vote the same as the older people in their demographic group . There may be instances where young voters have tilted local elections.
The legal voting age in the United States is 18 because people below that age are considered not mature enough to be able to make political choices.
Unless you were bound over for trial as an adult, you should probably retain your right to vote. To be certain, contact your County or State Voter Registrar's Office and ask.
Under 18s should be allowed to vote for several reasons. First of all it is their future that is going to be affected. They should also know what is going to happen within the community and government and should have a chance to voice their opinions.
On June 30, 1971, Ohio becomes the 38th state to ratify the 26th amendment to the U.S. Constitution - lowering the voting age to eighteen.
At the time the U.S. Constitution was amended to reduce the minimum voting age from 21 to 18, the United States was in the midst of a very unpopular war in Vietnam. 18-year-olds were being drafted and sent to war whether they liked it or not. The irony of being old enough to die in war you don't bel…ieve in but not being old enough to vote was brought to everyone's attention. (MORE)
yes because at that age you are becoming an adult and going on your own to college youre old enough to understand and make a decision well thought out. Also you can get a house a car and make your own choices and vote for yourself.
Amendment The 26th amendment lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. During the Vietnam War, the slogan most heard was "old enough to fight .. old enough to vote" during a time 18 year old were drafted into the army. It was passed on March 23, 1971 and officially ratified on July 1, 1971. However, th…e first national (for President) election they were able to vote in was in 1976.. (MORE)
No, 18 has not always been the legal age to vote. It was included in Amendment 26 of the Constitution in 1971. It was 21 in the 14th Amendment, but that is also when women were not allowed to vote.
Because when people turn 18, they are classified as adults, for boys, they are no longer boys at 18, they are men, as for girls, they are classified as women(although this may vary from country to country).
In most countries it is not compulsory to vote. If you do not wish to use your franchise then you do not have to.
voting starts at the age 18 because they are considered mature, responsible and can related to laws and voting for an official to run certain parts of the world.
You can't vote because they'll know. You to have valid identification to do anything like that
Because of just that - they are children! They are not considered mature enough to make decisions about the way the country is run. Of course, there are exceptions to this belief as there are many under 18s who are mature enough to make these decisions. The law, however, cannot only accommodate … some people. (MORE)
yes, 18 is the legal voting age and the legal age at which you can die for your country.
Yes, as long as you register by your county's deadline. Contact your local Division of Motor Vehicles; they usually facilitate voter registration.
The Twenty-sixth Amendment was proposed by Congress on March 23, 1971, upon passage by the House of Representatives, the Senate having previously passed an identical resolution on March 10, 1971. Ratification was completed on July 1, 1971, when action by the legislature of the 38th State, North Ca…rolina, was concluded, and the Administrator of the General Services Administration officially certified it to have been duly ratified on July 5, 1971. This amendment allowed extended the right to vote to 18-year-olds . In recent years, many in the U.S. had complained that 18-year-olds could be drafted into the military and sent off to die for their country but they were not allowed to vote for the politicians who might send them there. President Nixon certified the amendment in a signing ceremony at the White House on July 5th. (MORE)
It is unfortunate that you will miss the upcoming election by such a short time. You have to be 18 years old on election day, and that won't be the case.
According to the majority of current politicians, the average 16-year-old is not mature enough to make the informed decision required, but an average 18-year-old is.
The voting age is set by States and the Federal government. In thepast, the reason why younger people could not vote is that they hadno skin in the system, such as home ownership and a vocation.