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All 16 year-olds should be able to vote in the UK – it shouldn’t depend on where you live

In an alternative “COVID-19 free” world, voters would have gone to the polls on May 7 to participate in local or mayoral elections in many parts of the UK.

For most young people though, the absence of elections this year is likely to have gone unnoticed and unmourned – despite the fact that for many this means they will have to wait another year before they can vote for the first time.

  • Andrew Mycock
  • The Conversation

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