Re: Age of Majority / Voting Age in the Federation
I think we can safely rule out the idea that the Federation just calls itself a democrac for propaganda purposes the way the Soviet Union did, or the way states like the Syrian Arab Republic or Democratic People's Republic of Korea currently do.
You say it with iron clad certainty when nothing in the actual shows warrants it.
"...the most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom, is I do not know." - Lt. Commander Data, "Where Silence Has Lease"