Should kids vote? We asked our readers.
→“I think the voting age should be 10 years old because you can read, listen to some news, make up your mind . . . and don’t believe superheros are real anymore.”
— Shane Gardiner, 10,
→“I think kids should be allowed to vote at whatever age the parent thinks that the child is responsible enough to vote.”
— Elizabeth Philpot, 10,
→“I think that a lot of kids just take their political views from their parents. . . . Kids can make a difference in elections by volunteering with their favorite candidate’s local headquarters. I think that maybe the age limit could drop to sixteen. . . . People should at least have taken a class on how the U.S. government works before they’re allowed to vote.”
— Rosa Kirk-Davidoff, 13, Columbia