Prof. Arnold Cassola, AD spokesperson on EU and International Affairs,
stated: "By giving Maltese voters the immediate right to vote on the
day of their 18th birthday Malta would be simply joining the majority
of European countries, where voting rights are tied to the attainment
of majority age and not to eventual publication months later in an
electoral register. Indeed, AD, being the progressive party in Malta,
has long been proposing that voters should be given the right to vote
at local and European elections at the age of 16."
Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, said: "AD supports democratization
of Malta's electoral process including right to vote to 16 year olds
and to ensure all legal rights to Maltese living abroad.
Democratization includes electoral reform beyond the PNPL duopoly."