New Zealand: Court rules voting age of 18 is discriminatory

Source: CNN

“New Zealand’s highest court ruled on Monday that the country’s current voting age of 18 was discriminatory, forcing parliament to discuss whether it should be lowered. The case, which has been going through the courts since 2020, was bought by advocacy group Make It 16, which wants the age lowered to include 16 and 17 year olds. The Supreme Court found that the current voting age of 18 was inconsistent with the country’s Bill of Rights, which gives people a right to be free from age discrimination when they have reached 16.” (11/21/22)

https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/21/world/new-zealand-voter-age-18-debate-intl-hnk/index.html