Should the UK be raising rather than lowering the voting age? Some politicians are actively campaigning to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote at general elections. But perhaps we should consider raising the age at which youngsters can vate rather than lower it. Personally I would rather tha age at which you can vote was lowered than raised. My arguments are just the old once of if they are old enough to pay taxes, die fighting in a war for their country, get married with parents consent, have sex without anyone's consent etc. etc. then they are old enough to start taking part in the democracy of their country.
I was sceptical when the Scottish parliament allowed 16 year olds to vote in the Indy Ref, but when I heard some of them being interviewed I saw it as no different to when I was allowed to vote at the newly lowered 18 age of majority.
If you're politically aware and interested, your vote is valuable. If you're not remotely interested, then you just won't bother to vote, just like many in the 18 to death age group.