A Russian lawmaker has proposed a law allowing parents to vote on behalf of their children under age 18.
The author of the bill, State Duma Deputy Dmitry Nosov from the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, was quoted as saying on May 18 that the draft law proposes to give parents of two or three children one additional vote for each child at elections or referendums.
"Parents of four or more children younger than 18, would have two additional votes for each child," Nosov said.
The proposed text says its goal is "to increase the role of family in the society and responsibility of parents and guardians as they would vote not only for themselves but for their underage children, choosing their future."
According to Russian laws, citizens are allowed to vote at the age of 18.