Which countries allow voting at 16?

The minimum age is 16 in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey (three self-governing British Crown Dependencies). People aged 16–18 can vote in Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro if employed. The highest minimum voting age is 21 in several nations.
A.

When was everyone allowed to vote?

These extensions state that voting rights cannot be denied or abridged based on the following: "Race, color, or previous condition of servitude" (15th Amendment, 1870) "On account of sex" (19th Amendment, 1920) "By reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax" for federal elections (24th Amendment, 1964)
  • When did black men get the right to vote?

    1870
  • Can you vote if you are a felon?

    Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored two years after the completion of all supervised release (except if convicted of treason). Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.
  • Where is the right to vote in the Constitution?

    The US Constitution stated in Amendment XV, which was ratified by the states in 1870: "Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
B.

What year was the suffragette movement?

But by the close of the century the issue of the vote became the focus of women's struggle for equality. The movement to gain votes for women had two wings, the suffragists and the suffragettes. The suffragists had their origins in the mid nineteenth century, while the suffragettes came into being in 1903.

Updated: 2nd October 2019

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