The trend in the United States has been to raise the age for most activities, i.e. drinking, smoking, etc. (we even now keep kids on their parent’s health insurance until they’re 26 years old) showing that they aren’t responsible to make sound decisions. I believe the voting age should go back to 21, young children don’t have the life experience to make sound decisions and teen minds aren’t fully developed. And no tax dollars should be spent to get anyone involved in the election process, we’ve done fine for over 240+ years just the way it is.