Germany Considers Voting Rights For Kids German lawmakers are considering extending the right to vote to all of its citizens — even those in diapers. Its legal voting age now is 18, or 16 in some areas. "Kinder voting" is designed to eliminate discrimination against minors.
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Germany Considers Voting Rights For Kids

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Germany Considers Voting Rights For Kids

Germany Considers Voting Rights For Kids

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German lawmakers are considering extending the right to vote to all of its citizens — even those in diapers. Its legal voting age now is 18, or 16 in some areas. "Kinder voting" is designed to eliminate discrimination against minors.

RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Lawmakers in Germany are considering extending the vote to all of its citizens - even those in diapers. Germany's voting age now is 18, in some areas 16. But Kinder voting is designed to eliminate discrimination against minors, which would mean toddlers voting on fiscal policy or some new laws - no bedtime, dessert before dinner - though in most cases their parents would be voting for them.

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