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Friday, 10 February 2006

Isle of Man lowers voting age from 18 to 16

The IoM is to become the first part of the British isles to lower the voting age to 16, a move which will affect roughly 2,000 16- and 17-year olds in the island. A report a couple of years ago by the UK Electoral Commission recommended no change in the UK, though.

I do find part of the final paragraph in the Guardian article somewhat ironic: "It is not the first time the island has led the way in democratic reform." This is true, but it is also not the first time that the IoM has been very slow to put reforms into law either - see here.

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