Extend the vote to 16-year-olds
Re: Make your vote count. Buckinghamshire Advertiser Examiner, February 5, p 22-23. I AGREE with Cllr Mike Appleyard, cabinet member for education and skills, about encouraging young people to vote.
It’s incredibly important they feel able to support a political party since the decisions made by politicians will affect them.
I was disappointed to read that only half do vote.
I think giving the vote to 16 and 17-year-olds, as proposed by the Labour party, will encourage voting.
I would also like to see reform of the electoral law to allow text and internet voting.
STEPHEN AGAR Chairman, Chesham and Amersham Constituency
Labour party Latchmoor Way, Chalfont St Peter