Tuesday, July 16, 2024
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I think the voting age should be…

Richard Alan Dahlberg

As it is. 18. Even that low has its issues. Many 18-year-olds play the ‘but I’m only young’ card.

Maxine Hemi

Are they teens or adults? 16-year-olds are just two years out of not needing a babysitter, and they want to now have a say in running the country?

Deirdre Bartlett

Once they have held down a fulltime job for five years.

Dot Hutton

It should be 21.

Stace Swift

Eighteen or even older. No way was I in the know or mature enough to vote at under 18.


Only 16-year-olds that have an interest in politics will vote. Why else would they turn up at a polling booth? That’s fine with me.

Hayden Mischefski

Go for it. Provided they pay taxes on income and have an IRD number, they should have representation.

Karen Roberts

Eighteen. Most have had year 13 and understand what direction they see our country heading.

Dale Lambourn

Leave it as it is!

Donna Steer

Twenty-one, along with the drinking age.

Karen Lenz

I think it should be 21 or even 25.

Dadan Preston


Beryl Newport

Left as it is.

Barb Raiti Burns

Age discrimination. Does that mean minimum age for anything is no longer lawful? Scary stuff.

Peter Rayner

Eighteen. Sixteen has relevance for climate issues. Well, so do five-year-olds.

Troy Higgan

If a 16-year-old is paying taxes, they should at least have a say in who gets it.

Grant Morrell

From the year you start paying taxes. It’s currently 18, leave it as is.

Kirsty Devlin

Certainly not 16!

Miles Reay

Sixty-five, when people have time to really think about the issues.

Joanne Waitoa


Riki Taniwha


Mary Argue
Mary Argue
Mary Argue is a reporter at the Wairarapa Times-Age with an interest in justice and the region’s emergency services, regularly covering Masterton District Court, Fire and Emergency and Police.

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