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Do you think 18-24 year olds should have two votes in elections?

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user1475682162 Wed 05-Oct-16 19:40:48

I was reading about this on DS and was interested in your views. Been a longtime lurker- decided to bite the bullet and join so please don't bully me

ClashCityRocker Wed 05-Oct-16 19:42:05

No. What would be the reasoning behind it?

Creampastry Wed 05-Oct-16 19:42:35

Wtf?!

Crankycunt Wed 05-Oct-16 19:42:37

Why?

phillipp Wed 05-Oct-16 19:43:11

Why would anyone get 2 votes?

Lokisglowstickofdestiny Wed 05-Oct-16 19:43:44

Why - so they have 2 votes they don't bother using?

SailingThroughTime Wed 05-Oct-16 19:43:54

Why?

TaliDiNozzo Wed 05-Oct-16 19:44:16

Of course not.

redexpat Wed 05-Oct-16 19:44:28

Wtf? No!

Yawnyawnallday Wed 05-Oct-16 19:45:22

No. Your opinion doesn't become less valuable because you are in your eighties or whatever.

Realhousewivesofshit Wed 05-Oct-16 19:45:31

Your post doesn't make sense

user1472419718 Wed 05-Oct-16 19:45:53

No. One vote per person is democracy, I can't see any other fair alternative.

However I would argue that seeing as a 16 year old can e.g. join the army, they should be granted the vote.

Also we could consider making voting compulsory (Australia does, I'm sure it's not the only country).

There are enough young people, especially if we included 16-17 year olds, that if they all did vote, they could have a say.

LarrytheCucumber Wed 05-Oct-16 19:45:56

Why? Are they worth more?

user1475682162 Wed 05-Oct-16 19:46:12

I know it seems obvious to say no but give explanations as to why you think not- it is obvious to say no but harder to explain why

CalmYaTits Wed 05-Oct-16 19:46:22

glowstick hmm

Realhousewivesofshit Wed 05-Oct-16 19:46:34

And you read on your son?

PortiaCastis Wed 05-Oct-16 19:46:50

Ridiculous

user1475682162 Wed 05-Oct-16 19:48:15

No need to be so rude- just wanted to have a debate but clearly I can't do so without being called ridiculous

londonrach Wed 05-Oct-16 19:48:28

No. Very strange idea. Why end at 24 why cant a 25 year old have two votes too. One person, one vote!!!!

peri89 Wed 05-Oct-16 19:49:35

If you gave us some reasonable explanations as to why it'd be a good idea, perhaps we could respond with more...

gamerwidow Wed 05-Oct-16 19:50:15

No because a vote from a 16-24 year old is not more valuable than a vote from someone older and should not be treated as such. I would throw your question back to you and ask why on earth you think this age group's opinion is twice as valid as anyone else's?

user1475682162 Wed 05-Oct-16 19:51:16

I saw this question on Digital Spy and thought it would be an interesting one to debate. I suppose it is good for increasing voter turnout among the young.

category12 Wed 05-Oct-16 19:51:23

I'm not sure what the reasoning is for suggesting they get two votes, could you please explain or link to the article/wherever this is coming from?

BreatheDeep Wed 05-Oct-16 19:51:28

Where has this come from? People are being rude as you've given no explanation for what seems to be a bizarre question! One vote per person is fair. Why should some people get more than one vote?

jessica29054 Wed 05-Oct-16 19:51:53

Because they will be alive longer?

Because not as many 18-24 year olds vote so it gives more weight to the ones who do? except they might not all think the same way

Erm ...

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