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Voter registration levels for the Scottish independence referendum are already showing the potential benefits of lowering the voting age to 16

Berry, Craig, Mycock, Andy and Tonge, Jonathan (2014) Voter registration levels for the Scottish independence referendum are already showing the potential benefits of lowering the voting age to 16. Democratic Audit UK (09 May 2014). Website.

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Abstract

16 and 17 year olds will be allowed to vote in the Scottish independence referendum in September. Kyle Thornton, Chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament, welcomes this move and explores how young people are responding to the opportunity. Responding to recent posts by Craig Berry and Andy Mycock & Jonathan Tonge, Thornton argues that giving 16-17 year olds the vote can improve participation in the long term by getting them into the voting habit earlier.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2017 13:10
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 03:07
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81538

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