KNŻ welcomes recent news on Vote 16
- By:Monique Agius
Press Release 07.12.2017
The National Youth Council has been at the forefront campaigning for voting rights to be extended to 16 and 17 year olds. KNŻ welcomes the news that the Prime Minister intends to pass a law which would see these rights extended by March next year thus giving youth the opportunity to vote in the upcoming MEP elections. Following that, they will also have the opportunity to vote in the General Election.
In the past, our member organisations, the youth wings of all political parties and political student organisations have come together with the Council in order to campaign for Vote 16.
KNŻ renews its call that this right should come together with compulsory civic education.