Expert Reports on the Voting Age

This section features expert reports that were published by Islamic Parliament Research Center (Markaz-e-Pajouhesh-ha) regarding consideration on changing the voting age.

Report 1 is the expert report submitted to the parliament with suggestions and recommendations on a bill proposed in 2007 for the increase of the voting age. The voting age was ultimately increased to 18 in 2007.

Other reports were published in response to three attempts by the government of President Ahmadinejad to lower the voting age again to 15. This happened twice for the case of parliamentary elections and once for the case of presidential elections.