What is the idea behind having a voting age? Why can't anyone who can read or write, vote in elections? Shouldn't the young also have a say on who is to make the rules they are to live by and their families are to live by? The rules that will affect their lives later on. Some people will think it ridiculous that a six year old should be able to vote, but why? Because they are too young? By who's designation? Shouldn't we be teaching children how to become independent adults? Being young and part of the system allows them to practice. And why should they not have a say in the political system anyway?