Voting at 16 will help to build informed and engaged citizens
I do wonder sometimes about what my children (now aged 17, 19 and 21) think of my approach to parenting.
Most years of their lives, usually in May, we’ve had an exchange a bit like this: “Where are we going, Dad?”
“We’re going to the polling station to vote.”
“Do we have to come? We don’t want to. We’re tired/it’s raining/it’s boring.”
“Too bad, you need to learn about elections and about politics. Get your shoes on.”