Lowering The Voting Age In The UK

A Leverhulme Trust Project

Welcome to the Lowering the Voting Age Project.

We are a collaborative academic project based at the Universities of Huddersfield and Liverpool which aims to enhance significantly the scale and scope of political and public deliberation by providing the most solid evidence base yet available on the vital issue of the appropriate age of enfranchisement and its potential impact upon youth political engagement.

The project will last 2 years (2018-2020) and is funded by the Leverhulme Trust. This website will provide regular updates on the project including events, reports, academic publications and links to key resources related to the Votes at 16 debate.

News & Events


Making Votes at 16 Work in Wales

We are busy working on a new project on Votes at 16 in Wales. Young people aged 16 and 17 can now vote in Welsh…

Project Update (Covid-19)

Due to the current evolving situation related to Covid-19 we have unfortunately had to postpone a number of forthcoming impact and policy events. We intend…

Implementing ‘Votes-at-16’ in Wales Event Report

On 3rd March 2020 the Lowering the Voting Age project team hosted a policy-making event at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff on ‘Implementing Votes-at-16 in…
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