It is important because 16 and 17 year olds are subject to taxation without representation. Some choose to enrol in the armed forces yet cannot their voices cannot be heard through representation across all levels of government.
That the restriction on 16 and 17 year olds voting in all elections should be removed. It is essentially taxation without representation. The current status that 16 and 17 year olds can serve in the armed forces and pay tax yet they their opinions are not represented are fundamentally against democratic rights.