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The right to vote at public elections.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], May 12 ( ANI ): A bride-to-be turned heads at a polling booth when she arrived all decked in traditional attire to exercise her electoral franchise.
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], May 12 ( ANI ): From centenarians to first-time voters, and even brides and wheelchair-bound people, Karnataka saw voters of various hues coming out to exercise their electoral franchise in the assembly polls on Saturday.
20 ( ANI ): Indian Olympic medalists Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt actively participated in a marathon through the streets of the national capital on Sunday to spread mass awareness about the need to exercise electoral franchise in the upcoming polls to the state legislature scheduled for December 4.
Reacting to the projection of Rahul Gandhi as the future leader of the Congress Party, Hazare said: "It is a democracy and people would choose whom they want, we have nothing to do with their option of exercising electoral franchise."
Shimla, May 14 (ANI): A record of sorts was witnessed at polling booth at Mateiyan Majjhar in Shimla, when 127-year-old Bhadru exercised his electoral franchise alongside hundreds of other first time voters in the elections to the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Actor Rahul Bose, who exercised his electoral franchise at a polling booth in the Peddar Road area of south Mumbai, said that whosoever comes to power, he/she should treat all 'Mumbaikers' (residents of Mumbai) equally.
Patil exercised his electoral franchise at one of the constituencies in Sangli.
The lyrics urge the youth to let go off passions such as gossiping and watching movies on the contrary exercise their electoral franchise.