Teenagers in Belgium must vote – level 1

28-03-2024 07:00

In Belgium, a new rule says that 16 and 17-year-old people must vote in elections.

Before, only adults must vote. But now teenagers must do it too. If they do not vote, they can get in trouble. They may pay money. Some people think that this is okay. It helps young people learn about voting. But others do not like the new rule. They say that it is not fair. The rule comes not too long before elections. The elections take place in June 2024. Teenagers need more time to get ready.

Belgium wants more people interested in voting and public things.

Difficult words: rule (something you must or must not do), elections (voting for people in politics), public (something what has an impact on all the people).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What is the reasoning behind Belgium's new rule requiring 16 and 17-year-old individuals to vote in elections?


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