As most 18-24 year-olds do not use their vote, is 16 is too young?

Arguments seem to cluster roughly around three questions:
  1. Representation
    Young people are tax-payers and are old enough to take on a range of adult roles, such as marriage, parenting and full-time employment, So, are they not old enough to vote?
  2. Maturity
    Are young people of 16 mature enough to vote? Do they have enough understanding of the world to make sense of politics?
  3. Responsibility
    Will 16-18 year-olds take their responsibility seriously enough if given the vote.

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