Registering voters as young as 16 for a B.C. election is one of three major recommendations the province’s chief electoral officer has made to law makers. Keith Archer says in his report to legislators released Tuesday that the voting age would remain at 18 but dropping the registration age would allow electoral officials to work with schools and driver-licensing programs.
He says the lowest voter-registration rates are for people between the ages of 18 and 24.
Archer’s recommendations for improving accessibility and efficiency call for a pilot program that would test new voting technologies for the disabled, although he says law makers should move slowly on Internet voting.