Scottish 16 and 17-year-olds franchised

Following a similar procedure before last year’s independence referendum (using Section 30 of the Scotland Act 1998), Holyrood passed a bill to extend the right to vote in Scottish Parliament and local government elections to 16 and 17-year-olds.
BBC: Cut in Scottish voting age passed unanimously
And rightly so. Taxing somebody’s income without letting them vote is unethical, simple as that.

 

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