Youth political activism in Malta is certainly encouraging. To complement the proposal to lower the voting age at local council elections to 16, I also suggest that something as basic as our voting system is also discussed and taught at schools.
Election results show that the big majority of the electorate does not know how our voting system works and are simply happy to fill up all the names in a party list with numbers. A democracy is strong as much as its citizens know how to use their democratic tools. If the citizens don't know how their vote works, how it elects their representative and is transferred to another, then our representative democracy will not function properly.
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