'Have faith in our generation': 16- and 17-year-olds on voting (The Guardian)

The right to vote will be extended to people aged 16 and 17 in some Welsh elections under new proposals to be announced this week.

The move would bring the country closer in line with Scotland, where 16-year-olds can already vote in Scottish elections. Despite cross-party support a private member's bill introduced in November failed to gather enough parliamentary traction to move government policy on general elections, where voters must be 18.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/29/have-faith-in-our-generation-16-17-year-olds-voting

Tom Mauchline