Sun 5 May 2013 6:48AM

Ageism and Age Requirements

ZAG Zacqary Adam Green Public Seen by 15

You have to be a certain age to do a lot of things in this country. Which ones can we lower or abolish?


Poll Created Sun 5 May 2013 6:48AM

Allow 18-year-olds to hold any public office Closed Wed 15 May 2013 9:51PM

You have to be 25 to run for House, 30 to run for Senate, 35 to be President. New York requires you to be 30 to be Governor. I'm sure there are a bunch of other arbitrary age restrictions around the country.

Why is the government the only employer that's allowed to age discriminate?


Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 100.0% 6 ZAG DC N AM( KSC SS
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 7 JO JY ER GJ LN BL LF

6 of 13 people have voted (46%)


Alex M (Coyo)
Sun 5 May 2013 12:30PM

AGREED! In addition to youth suffrage, the idea that you have to be an old man to hold an office is the worst kind of ageism.


Steven Smith
Sun 5 May 2013 5:53PM

Letting the youth participate in the political process gives everyone access to a new, and potentially refreshing perspective on how to run our government. Furthermore, everyone who can voluntarily make a choice should be able to.


Mon 6 May 2013 2:33AM

It only seems right to allow anyone who can vote to run for office.


Dale Craft
Tue 14 May 2013 5:19PM

I agree with what Nicholas has said.


GI Jack Wed 15 May 2013 9:53PM

my idea is complete age reform. I think age, responsibility and privledge is arbitrarly set at numbers for contradictory reasons in general.

I think at 18, you become and adult and no privileged or right should be denied to you on account of age, nor any responsibility withheld.