Voting age for referenda could fall to 18: politicians
Lawmakers across party lines agreed Wednesday that the voting age for referenda should be lowered from 20 to 18.
After a review of an amendment to the Referendum Act, legislators reached a consensus that citizens who are 18 or older can vote in referenda.
However, people who are deemed by the courts to be incapable of making an informed decision through disability will not be allowed to vote.
The lowered minimum voting age is aimed at letting more young people participate in the electoral process.