The project on voting from 16 years begins to be debated in the Senate
Buenos Aires, September 2, 2012
The National Senate starts to debate in committee this week the project that provides for a change in the electoral code, enabling the vote from age 16.
“We propose that as it is now for over 70 years, voting is a right and not an obligation also to young people between 16 and 18 years old,” said Sen. Anibal Fernandez, who drives the text next to his pair of Chaco, Elena Corregido.
Fernandez confirmed that the project will be discussed in the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the Senate, chaired by Sen. Marcelo Fuentes this week.
The senator said that this initiative “means a process of deepening political participation, from the incorporation of an increasingly broad swath of the population” and “also implies the recognition in this age group and potential capacity to date invisible by a part of society. “
The project aims to “the expansion of political rights of young people between 16 and 18 years old, being a new step in the larger process of building this strip citizenship for youth,” says the text.