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Anne Hidalgo declares “I am in favour of voting from the age of 16 and we are going to experiment with it in Paris” (AAFB in brief)

 

Voting right from the age of 16 to vote for European elections, a proposal that was on Newropeans’ agenda for European elections in 2009!

On the occasion of the European elections, young people aged 16 to 18 will be able to participate in a parallel election organised in the twelve municipal high schools says the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo: “The idea is one of a life-size experiment, in the conditions of reality. In our project, young people aged 16 to 18 attending the twelve municipal high schools would vote in their schools just before 26 May, with ballots and in polling booths as in all polling stations. But, of course, their votes will not be integrated into the national election. And the results will be published after May 26, so as not to interfere with the official election.” (Le Monde, 11/04/2019) – (original French)

Newropeans’ proposal:

3.1. Entitled to vote:

Following Newropeans’ proposal on the age of vote (Newropeans’ programme art. II.4.) p17), every citizen of the EU can vote from the age of 16 years old to the European elections, in particular to ensure a better representativity of citizens in our growing old countries. Any European citizen who lives or has lived and is registered on due time (upon national rules) on electoral lists of one member state can vote in this country. A Newropeans’ Unique European Electoral law proposal (UEEL), 2010

 

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