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The group behind the Make It 16 campaign will quickly be heading to the New Zealand Supreme Court to search for declaration that preventing 16 and 17 year-olds from voting is age discrimination and a breach of the Monthly bill of Legal rights. 

Andy Mycock operates with a United kingdom team advocating for lowering the voting age and has been next developments in New Zealand carefully. Mycock suggests it is noteworthy that campaigners right here have adopted a legal route to opportunity reform. He suggests it goes in opposition to the mainstream constitutional tactic adopted in other countries – this sort of as Scotland and Wales – exactly where supportive political get-togethers handed parliamentary legislation to reform the voting age.

The Beehive. Parliament, Wellington.

Photograph: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

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