How old do they vote?

Svetlana
Svetlana
June 25, 2014
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How old do they vote?

The ability to vote in elections is an inalienable right of citizens in democratic states. However, it is given not from birth, but upon reaching a certain age. In different countries, the age requirement is different, and from this article you will learn how many years have been voting in Russia.

Age of voting in the Russian Federation

Active citizenship, that is, the right to elect candidates for elections and the right to vote in referendums, is obtained by Russian citizens at the age of 18 at the same time as reaching the age of majority, and they remain until the end of their lives. Only persons recognized as incapable or in places of imprisonment by a court decision shall not be allowed to vote.

It is worth noting that universal suffrage appeared in Russia only after the 1917 revolution. At first, all citizens who reached the age of 20 were allowed to vote, but soon the threshold was reduced to 18 years. It is at this age that residents of most western countries — the United States, Great Britain, Italy, etc. — acquire active suffrage.

But in Japan, the right to elect candidates receive only 20 years.But, for example, in Iran and Nicaragua, the question of how many years it is possible to vote was approached unexpectedly democratically: citizens are vested with active suffrage at the age of 16.