NO, they should not. It wouldn’t hurt for them to learn about both sides of the issues & go through the voting process in their High School’s, as I did, but they wouldn’t have a complete understanding of how the issues & people affect EVERYONE. At their age, it’s all about THEM & what THEY are passionate about in that minute. Some people at 16 make up their mind & their decision never waivers. Some at 16, can’t stay with the same decision for more than 5 minutes. Being falsely informed, peer pressure & most people not being able to focus on others are the big reasons I say NO. I remember being 16, & by 18, almost all of my world views & opinions had changed. And some have changed again as I matured. The one that hasn’t changed since I was in High School? Respect for the American Flag, our military & our country. But EVERYTHING else I felt so strongly about has changed! That’s what being a child is about. Finding what matters to you, trying on different hats, getting a taste of new things, deciding what to keep & throw away to decide what makes you YOU. But being so passionate at a younger age about certain people or things can come back to hurt you/people. Certain things, like laws & amendments are very, very difficult to make, change or enforce. Adults & children have different perspectives & no one is perfect (current events prove that!), but puberty & passion are not the best mix for problem solving & decisions. Since not all 16 year olds are mature enough to make life-changing decisions that the entire state or country would have to live with, they should have to do what all other 16 year olds have done. Wait until they’re 18 to vote. Currently I have two young adult children, & a 13 year old, so in the past few years I’ve seen my kids constantly change their minds, sometimes go back, but most of the time they’ve continued to evolve & change their minds every 5 minutes—IF they can make a decision, which is why I am so sure that the youngest anyone should be voting is 18.