Ready to participate in democracy? Great. First you have to be of age to have the right to vote in most countries. This is true in the United States and Canada. So how old do you need to be to vote in a general election? 18 years old In most countries around the world that are democracies, vote agis 18, however there some exceptions. In the U.S., you must be 18 by the next … [Read more...] about How old do you need to be to vote?