With the recent lowering of voting age to 18 in Malaysia, Singapore is now the only country in ASEAN where you have to be 21 years old to cast a vote. Some critics have claimed it is a vote suppression tactic by the PAP.
While 34% of Singaporeans agree that those aged between 18-20 care enough when it comes to social and political issues, only 40% believe the voting age should be lowered to 18 years of age.
The Singapore Government has argued that the common law age for maturity is 21, at which point, a person takes on personal responsibility. Over 7 in 10 Singaporeans (72%) agree with this rationale.