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The team behind the Make It 16 campaign will shortly be heading to the New Zealand Supreme Court to request declaration that stopping 16 and 17 calendar year-olds from voting is age discrimination and a breach of the Bill of Legal rights. 

Andy Mycock is effective with a Uk group advocating for reducing the voting age and has been pursuing developments in New Zealand carefully. Mycock says it is noteworthy that campaigners right here have adopted a legal route to prospective reform. He states it goes in opposition to the mainstream constitutional solution adopted in other nations – such as Scotland and Wales – where by supportive political functions handed parliamentary laws to reform the voting age.

The Beehive. Parliament, Wellington.

Picture: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

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