Voting Age at 16

Alternattiva Demokratika has renewed its call for the voting age to be reduced to 16 for local, European and general elections.

Party leader Michael Briguglio said at a press conference that this would be a concrete change which entrusted young people with a key decision in their life, just as they were entrusted to take up employment and further their education.

Reuben Zammit, chairman of Green Youth, AD’s youth arm recalled that AD had lobbied for universal suffrage to be extended to 16-year olds since before the 2008 general elections.

“Malta’s youth should be allowed to have a say as much as anyone else in politics, more so since today’s decisions and policies will form the world we must live in tomorrow.”