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Call You and Yours: Should 16 and 17-year-olds be given the vote?

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 16 October 2012

Should 16 year olds be allowed to vote?
In a historic move, 16 and 17 year-olds will be given the chance to vote in the Scottish independence referendum. So will this set a precedent? Should the voting age be lowered across the UK?
Young people have been directly affected by some government policies, from the abolition of the Education Maintenance Allowance to increases in University tuition fees. So how would policies have to change to appeal to younger voters?
Call You & Yours is asking for your views and experiences. Do you think the voting age should be lowered..or have young people not earned the right to vote just yet? Are you a 16 or 17 year old who'd like to have more of a say in your future? Were you married or in the army at 16 but unable to vote? Did that bother you at the time?
Call Julian Worricker on 03700 100 400 or you can e-mail via the Radio 4 website or text on 84844.



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