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Voting Rights: Young People

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 3147, tabled on 18 June 2015

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of extending the franchise in all elections to 16 and 17 year olds on voter turnout.

Answered on

23 June 2015

Turnout is affected by a wide range of factors and cannot therefore be forecast with any degree of accuracy.

Answered by

Cabinet Office
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