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POLL: Should 16-Year-Olds Be Allowed to Vote?

Rep. Keith Ellison favors lowering the legal voting age.

Should the legal voting age in the United States be lowered from 18 to 16? U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) thinks so.

This past week, Ellison tweeted: “Why shouldn’t 16-year-olds vote?” and “They can drive. Some have jobs. Let’s empower our youth.”

However, others on Twitter criticized the representative and the idea. Some said 16-year-olds aren't informed enough to vote, while others worried they would just base their votes on their parents' opinions—not their own.

What do you think? Vote in our poll and explain your thoughts in the comments below.

Joe January 18, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Some people 25+ years old aren't informed enough to vote!
David Haines January 19, 2012 at 06:02 PM
It should be 18 to drive, vote, and drink a beer legally.

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