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Young voters meet election candidates

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

St Ninian's High School
St Ninian's High School

Young voters have been getting the chance to grill election candidates ahead of tomorrow's vote.

Prospective MHKs from three of the Douglas constituencies, Onchan and Garff attended a meeting at St Ninian's High School, allowing students to find out more about those standing in their areas.

The voting age on the Island was lowered from 18 to 16 ahead of the 2006 House of Keys Election, but some have expressed concern that younger voters aren't engaged with Manx politics.

Head of Social Sciences at the school - Sara Crisford - told MTTV that the teenage electorate just needs some encouragement: [play audio].

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