December 10, 2017

NDP leader has plan to get young people voting

NDP leader Adrian Dix has a new idea to get more young people voting.

He says he plans to table a bill on Monday to allow teens to register to vote at a younger age.

He says the voting age of 18 would stay the same, but kids could start simply registering to cast a ballot starting at 16 years old.

“Just a practical change that will ensure young people — we take away some of the barriers to young people voting.”

He says the Chief Electoral Officer in BC recommended this two years ago.

 

CKNW Vancouver News

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