If every voter has their date of birth registered on an electronic electoral roll, should teenagers between the ages of 14 and 18 be given half a vote and some influence over the nations politics?
"Why?" you may ask:
- Encouraging involvement in politics is a central principle of Interactive Democracy.
- Avoiding disenfranchised minorities within the country seems to me to be sensible to reinforce the authority of the law.
- Encouraging responsibility amongst teenagers is a good thing.
The best way forward may be to measure the results by age group before full voting rights are granted. Then Interactive Democracy would facilitate a full debate and vote on this issue.