The Supreme Court of New Zealand ruled on November 21 that they were making a huge change to the country.
It was determined "that the current voting age of 18 is discriminatory."
You see, in New Zealand, citizens are considered adults in most other respects at 16 years of age.
It makes sense that the country's Supreme Court would like the same rules to apply when it comes to voting.
A similar thing happened in America via the 26th Amendment. For years in America, you had to be 21 to vote, but only 18 to be drafted and have the government send you overseas to face combat.
Americans loved that idea when Tricky Dick Nixon pushed it through in 1971. It passed through both the Senate and the House in record time.
It will be interesting to see if something similar happens in New Zealand, or if this process gets dragged out.
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