Halsey Drive School
106 Halsey Drive
Rt Hon Bill English/Jacinda Ardern Auckland
Prime Minister 1042
Private Bag 18 888
Thursday 21st September 2017
Dear Prime Minister,
Congratulations with your very successful election campaign in 2017. My class and I have been discussing the election and a lot of the key issues very closely. Your election campaign was very good and it obviously was successful but you may have forgotten something from the debates. I believe that the voting age should be reduced so that from 18 it should go down to 16. I mean you are very smart and successful so I was wondering if you would agree with my argument.
Firstly I believe that young adults should be allowed to vote at the age of 16 because if they can drive,join the army, take care of younger kids, have a job and stay at home alone then they should be able to vote. While some people argue that 16 year olds are too young I have to say that they are more globally aware. Generations before us they aren’t as educated with devices. Where as this generation uses devices more. This means that we can read articles or watch videos about the election.
I believe that we have came to the stage where you have to agree with me that 16 year olds should be able to vote in the election.
Nikita and Sherlyn