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Source: Al Jazeera
Published: February 2019

The Age of Voting

Circulated: October 7, 2020

In 2019 two billion voters in 50+ countries cast their votes to elect their leaders. 90% of the world votes at age 18. Here’s a look at how old you need to be to participate in the democratic process.

Age Number of Countries Examples
16 7 Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Nicaragua
17 4 Ethiopia, Indonesia, South Sudan
18 160 Afghanistan, Egypt, Germany, Japan, UK, UK, Uganda, Venezuela
19 1 South Korea
20 2 Nauru, Cameroon
21 5 Lebanon, Malaysia, Singapore

Bonus: An alphabetical list of voting ages in the various countries of the world.

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