old enough to vote

old enough to vote

1. Old enough to vote in political elections. I'm so excited to finally be old enough to vote—the presidential election can't come soon enough!
2. Mature enough to understand difficult or complex issues. Your son is old enough to vote, so it's time he learns about your past.
See also: enough, old, vote
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"Pat" Callahan--"Growler" Pat, as he had been known before he ascended the bench--had begun life as a butcher boy and a bruiser of local reputation; he had gone into politics almost as soon as he had learned to talk, and had held two offices at once before he was old enough to vote. If Scully was the thumb, Pat Callahan was the first finger of the unseen hand whereby the packers held down the people of the district.
The groundswell of engagement among schoolchildren taking Fridays off for 'climate strikes' is a case in point - those children will be old enough to vote in the not too distant future.
So, I'm in the pub to watch Eldest and his pal playing, leaving Youngest to Love Island while I nip out for a couple of hours (she's old enough to vote, it's OK I tell myself).
A presidential candidate should not dodge the question, they ought to clearly express their stance over Hong Kong's extradition bill, said Mu, despite not being old enough to vote.
But opponents historically made the same major argument against changing the law -- that if 18 is old enough to vote in a political election, get married, open a bank account and join the armed forces, it should also be old enough to purchase and smoke a cigarette.
If you're 18 and old enough to vote, drive a car and join the army, you're old enough to make an informed decision to smoke."
The vice president for higher education of the Highlands and Islands Students' Association, who studies archaeology at Orkney College UHI, said: "It's really unfair because predominantly students and young people don't want Brexit and many weren't old enough to vote in 2016.
The vice president for higher education of the Highlands and Islands Stu-dents' Association, who studies archaeology at Orkney College UHI, said: "I think it's really unfair because predominantly students and young people don't want Brexit, and many were not old enough to vote in 2016.
Phoebe Poole, 18, who was holding a placard saying "never gonna give EU up" in reference to a song by 1980s popstar Rick Astley, was not old enough to vote in the 2016 referendum.
Barely old enough to vote when he loses his parents in an accident and inherits the family farm, Jess Hazel struggles to find meaning in the life he has always loved.
At 16, Campbell was old enough to vote, old enough to marry, old enough to join the army.
Elaine Beaumont said: "He is old enough to vote so old enough to be known to all."
ONE of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn't old enough to vote, let alone drive.
So my message to you today is when you become old enough to vote make sure that you use that hard won right and keep using it to make sure the politicians hear what you have to say.
Christopher Webb So why do the same politicians think the same kids are old enough to vote at 16 but can't make a decision on their own body until they are 18?