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Govt. To Explore Lowering The Voting Age To 16 For Certain Ballots.

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It would mean thousands of Kildare teenagers could vote.

A Government Minister has said he'll explore every avenue to give people over the age of 16 the right to vote in certain elections.

Such a move would mean 5,000 16 and 17 year olds in Kildare could register their preference.

Malcolm Noonan made the promise in response to a bill that would lower the voting age to 16 for local and European elections.

Fianna Fáil Senator Malcolm Byrne has brought forward a bill to make that happen in time for the 2024 elections.

Junior Minister at the Department of Housing and Local Government Malcolm Noonan says it's something he'll examine:

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