A major reason that’s given to justify lowering the voting age is that people who start voting when they’re young will stay politically active throughout their lives.
The United States has one of the lowest voter-turnout rates in the world
Until 1971, Americans couldn’t vote until they were twenty-one years old. The Twenty-sixth Amendment lowered the age to eighteen. But, why not, say, sixteen? Or, even younger?
States differ a lot in regard to their requirements, if any, for civics education and whether kids even learn about the Constitution.
We thought we’d give you some guidelines on how to follow the dots backward from current events to fault lines in our country’s founding document. Here are steps you can take to understand the connections and help you prep for the contest
Forty-eight of the fifty states limit or completely deprive felons of the right to vote.