enhancing democracy

advantages of lowering the voting age
increases political interest. already greatly politically interested. more legitimate. all responsibility no right.
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evidence for already politically interested
2014-75% 16-17 year old voted in Scottish referendum. labour's huge youth support, reference Glastonbury
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how this betters democracy
better educated- less wasted votes as beliefs are more likely to be taught, this could change electoral results eg 2017 corbyn support
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disadvantages of lowering the voting age
easily manipulated. still children in the eyes of most law. far too complex. turnout is usually lower in younger generations
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evidence for negative impact.
lower turnout in 18-21 in 2017 election.
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compulsory voting advantages
more legitimate, true mandate. social justice. higher turnout
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negatives of compulsory voting
infringes on freedom. cosmetic democracy. wasted votes. increases 2 party system.
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advantages of proportional representation
more legitimate. no freedom infringed on. accurate representation. true mandate.
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disadvantages of proportional representation
takes longer, no majority gov, can be confusing, longer to change laws.
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advantages of E democracy
cheaper/easier. increases turnout in both young and old. modernizes democracy/politics as a whole. more effective(30% Estonia )
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disadvantages of E democracy
tech divide. identity fraud.
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evidence for already politically interested

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2014-75% 16-17 year old voted in Scottish referendum. labour's huge youth support, reference Glastonbury

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how this betters democracy

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disadvantages of lowering the voting age

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Card 5

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evidence for negative impact.

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