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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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54) In a state like Washington, where recent elections have produced exceptionally close results, (55) any measure to simplify voter eligibility and reduce costs should be welcomed.
With more than 88,000 participants coming to the convention, we needed to limit voter eligibility and the possibility of ballot stuffing.
The methods used in seven selected states to verify voter eligibility and ensure accuracy of voter registration lists were varied and include relying on registrant self attestation, return mailings, and checking against lists of felony convictions or deceased individuals.
Polling place workers needn't learn complicated rules about voter eligibility, but they must learn some basics.
Because many citizens are excluded from electoral participation before they even cast a ballot--stymied by hurdles including restrictive voter eligibility requirements and inefficient voter registration procedures--the reluctance of most states to consider these issues in their HAVA plans is striking.
Challenges to voter eligibility are made prior to voting by election monitors, Mosley noted.
ADB expedites both the inclusion of new overseas voter information into the list of registered voters and its accuracy while ensuring the integrity of state rules for voter eligibility are adhered.
The leaders of Abyei high referendum committee say they were forced to organise their own process as the two countries did not strike a deal and there is no horizon for an agreement over the voter eligibility.
However, voter eligibility was just one of many irregularities with the caucus process.
Sudan and South Sudan failed to reach a compromise over voter eligibility before to hold a referendum to determine the future of Abyei.
For additional information about voter eligibility contact your local state board of elections.
With this technology, we anticipate an improved voter eligibility process, a reduction in voter check-in times and faster processing of records after the election.