BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver is making another attempt to lower the voting age in the province to 16.

For the third time, Weaver has introduced a private member's bill that would make the change, saying young people are the leaders of tomorrow and deserve a say in the direction the province is heading.

The bill comes one say after Elections BC announced that only 56 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds and 46 per cent of 25 to 35-year-olds voted in the last provincial election.

Weaver says lowering the voting age has led to substantially higher levels of political participation in Scotland, Argentina, Austria and Brazil. 

The minimum voting age in British Columbia is currently 18.