Giving the young a vote would make electorate less cynical
I read with interest yesterday's letter from Tommy Roddy on the impact of younger voters in recent referenda. In a previous referendum, Ireland voted on lowering the electable age of the President. I wondered whether we should not have been voting on lowering the age of voter eligibility as opposed to the electable age of the President. If we are seriously considering reducing the age of eligibility of our First Citizen, then surely more young people should partake in the voting process. Many feel excluded from decisions that affect them.