Sixteen and 17 year olds are in pursuit of the right to vote are trying to convince the Court of Appeal leaving them out is unjustified discrimination, RNZ reports. The group, Make It 16, took the case to the High Court in 2020, which found not being allowed to vote was discrimination under the Bill of Rights Act, but agreed with the Attorney-General that it was justified. Meanwhile, a decision in favour of Make It 16’s argument would not mean the voting age was lowered, but it would give the issue a platform, forcing parliament to take a closer look.
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