Letter: Let the 16-year-old vote!

Kelowna letter-writer says young people should be able to vote

To the editor:

Re: Time to let 16-year-olds vote, Capital News March 14.

Speaking as a young person who jumped at the opportunity to vote, I believe a good majority of young people, if given the right to vote, would do their due-diligence and pick the best suited candidate with views similar to their own.

With the expanse of our generation’s knowledge (ie. the internet, social media etc.) it’s a waste of brilliant and influential minds not to let 16-year-olds vote. That being said, there should be certain policies in place to ensure young voters are not being coerced into a vote by an outside interested party; something such as a related skill-testing question about a similar stance they share with their chosen party.

Ellie Ennas, Kelowna

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