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Lower the voting age to 16

Submitted on Wednesday 24th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Lower the voting age to 16

Additional Information

I would like the goverment to lower the age in which residents and citizens of the UK can vote for goverment and members of parliament to 16, as I feel that is the age a person becomes responsible and able to vote.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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