Legislature approves lowering voting age to 18

25 March, 2022

Courtesy of ICRT


Lawmakers across party lines have voted to lower the voting age in Taiwan to 18 from 20, sending the issue to a national referendum later this year.


The proposed bill for a constitutional amendment was put to a vote on the legislative floor earlier today.


The final vote was 109-0, and the votes in favour of the amendment surpassed the minimum 82 votes required for the bill to clear the legislature.


Today’s result was a victory for student and civil society groups which have spent years trying to bring Taiwan's voting age in line with most other democratic countries.

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