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The right to vote at public elections.


noun affranchisement, autonomy, choice, emancipation, enfranchisement, exemption from connrol, exemption from restraint, franchise, freedom, freeeom of choice, liberation, liberty, license, manumission, option, popular decision, prerogative, right to vote, say, self-determination, self-government, suffragium, voice, vote
Associated concepts: election law, voters' rights
See also: discretion, franchise

SUFFRAGE, government. Vote; the act of voting.
     2. The right of suffrage is given by the constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 2, to the electors in each state, as shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the state legislature. Vide 2 Story on the Const. Sec. 578, et seq.; Amer. Citiz. 201; 1 Bl. Com. 171; 2 Wils. Lect. 130; Montesq. Esp. des Lois, Ii v. 11, c. 6; 1 Tucker's Bl. Com. App. 52, 3. See Division of opinion.

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On the past elections, Macedonia had a passive population census and all citizens who had the right to vote were registered in the election census of the institutions.
5m have lost the right to vote by the 15-year exclusion rule.
This act has always received support from both sides of the aisle C it is sad that some of our leaders chose to make the right to vote a partisan issue.
There are other member states which allow their EU nationals to maintain the right to vote under certain conditions, such as Austria, which requires overseas citizens to periodically renew their registration on the electoral roll, or Germany, which requires citizens to be familiar with and affected by national politics.
He said millions of Afghans lived in Pakistan, Iran, India, the US, and Europe, saying if resources were made available to them, they would grant overseas Afghan the right to vote.
Chester tried four years ago to win the right to vote for prisoners.
When one considers that the right to vote is a fundamental human right, it is unacceptable to deny the right to vote to those who are already legally old enough to join the armed forces, consent to sexual relations, get married, work and pay income tax and national insurance.
The state settled Wednesday a damages suit filed in Kyoto by an adult ward who had called for the right to vote saying a provision in the public offices election law that strips the voting right from adults helped by guardians should be invalidated.
The overseas Pakistanis are an asset for the country and denying them the right to vote is a grave injustice.
Imran Khan urged the CEC and the chief justice of Pakistan to take cognizance of the matter and take measures o remove any hurdles in way of the right to vote to the Pakistanis living abroad.
Also at the moment the Welsh Assembly and Scottish Parliament vote on some domestic matters concerning the relevant countries, but the relevant Welsh and Scots MPs do not have the right to vote in the Welsh Assembly or Scottish Parliament.
Islamabad: Pakistan People's Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said millions of Pakistanis living outside the country must have the right to vote in national elections and also run for seats in the country's parlaiment and provincial assemblies.