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Lowering the Voting Age w/ Sanat from Make it 16

Lowering the Voting Age w/ Sanat from Make it 16

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Monday, October 18, 2021

The Government has announced a major review of Aotearoa's electoral laws, and lowering the voting age is one of the main issues being considered.

An independent panel of experts recommended by political parties, universities, youth and Māori organisations, and the law society will be appointed to conduct the review by the 2023 elections. 

The youth-led campaign to Make it 16, has been advocating to lower the voting age to 16 in Aotearoa since 2019.

Jessica Hopkins talks to year 13 student, and Auckland member, Sanat about this announcement, and what the panel should consider in their decision. 

Here is that interview....