Sixteen and 17-year-olds should be allowed to vote in UK elections, say youth campaigners.
It follows calls from the Welsh government to lower the voting age.
At the moment you can join the armed forces, get married and pay taxes at 16.
The British Youth Council (BYC) believes people from that age should also get to influence decisions that affect their lives.
As part of our week-long series looking at why so few under-25 year-olds engage with politics, Newsbeat went to Hylands School and Sixth Form College in Essex.
In the last general election in 2010, fewer than half of all 18 to 24-year-olds voted, which was much lower than the national average.
That didn’t seem to put students off in Essex.
“We’re the ones who are going to grow up into this society so why don’t we get the chance to vote?” says 17-year-old Victoria Ovel.
“If I work I have to pay National Insurance but I don’t get a say on how much I should pay.”
At Westminster, they’ve been discussing the issue for years, but they’ve made little progress.
In one debate, it was argued that many 16 and 17-year-olds are only “semi-educated – and, indeed, sometimes under-educated” and therefore can’t be trusted to vote.
When asked what they were looking forward to when they turned 18, the group of sixth formers in Chelmsford didn’t immediately think of voting.
The first three answers were going clubbing, going to university and moving away from home.
Not one of the group mentioned the right to vote at an election but most thought they should have the choice earlier.
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