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Suffrage

The right to vote at public elections.

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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Phyllis was Chester's first woman Mayor and the local leader of the Women's Freedom League which campaigned for equal voting rights here in Chester.
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The referendum scheduled for June 27 will be conducted in established order, acting Justice Minister Aida Salianova told reporters today.In accordance with the decree of the Interim Government issued on June 17, in case emergency state was declared in some parts of the country, the referendum may be conducted in case the number of citizens in those areas is lower than the number of voters.The Justice Minister said the voter turnout threshold is 50% of registered voters.To provide equal voting conditions for citizens, the Interim Government tries to persuade refugees to return to their homes.
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The new balanced board will ensure the Aboriginal and environmental nonprofit groups a fair and equal voting process.
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The work will be guided by a private brands group made up of representatives of the stakeholders enumerated by Sarasin, all with equal voting rights.
India, however, have agreed to reduce their share of the profits and give equal voting rights to all four founder members - themselves, South Africa, Australia and England.
Members of the Executive Committee, Directors, and elected active district delegates shall have equal voting privileges.
However, sources note that they will have equal voting interests; the exact financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
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