We are calling on all Members of Parliament to expand the voting age to 16.
Now more than ever, young people in Aotearoa are impacted by Government decisions, and they deserve to have a say.
There are so many issues facing young people in Aotearoa today that will shape their future - whether it’s climate change, housing, education or healthcare - our rangatahi deserve to be able to vote and shape their future.
The Supreme Court has ruled that preventing 16 and 17-year-olds from voting is unjustified age discrimination.
It’s a huge win for democracy and for the tireless young campaigners at Make it 16.
The Green Party is now calling on Parliament to expand the voting age to 16, and we need your support.
Doing nothing is simply not an option, and would only continue decades of breaching young people’s basic human right to vote.
Already, democracies in Europe and the UK have extended the voting age, or are in the process of doing so.
A strong, representative democracy is one that extends the voting age to include 16 and 17-year-olds.
If enough of us raise our voices, we can convince all Members of Parliament to do the right thing and expand the voting age to 16.