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In many western countries, the rate of child poverty is higher than that of elderly people. It is estimated that the present generation of young people and the generation to come will enjoy the benefits of the welfare state (much) less than the elderly of today are enjoying and will enjoy. These inequalities between generations are largely the fruit of the growing numeric proportion of elderly members of the electorate. It might be advisable, therefore, to slightly modify the institutions of democratic politics by making the welfare system state less imbalanced generation-wise. One way to do this might be to adopt the often vented proposal to grant voting rights – albeit exercised by proxy by parents – to minors. This study analyses the pros and cons of this proposal from two entirely different points of view: 1) arguments based on the consequences – that is, the desired/feared effects of children voting; 2) deontological arguments – whether, that is, the right to vote should be extended to make up for a deficit of democracy. In conclusion, neither point of view produces sufficient evidence to win the case. What is needed is a more intense pursuit of alternative solutions that would enable democratic policy to safeguard the interests of minors and the generations of the future more effectively.