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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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The main goal of the currently scheduling algorithms, such as Min-Min, Max-Min and sufferage is to reduce the makespan.
The proposed heuristic considers binding between tasks with high QoS request and machines based on the traditional sufferage heuristic as this heuristic shows a better makespan among other batch mode heuristics [12].
3.5.1 Pseudo code:QoS Guided Sufferage HMADF heuristic
The previous pseudo code handles the scenario of matching between high QoS tasks' requests and machines based on the traditional Sufferage heuristic approach.
Rather one looks to (a) political history, since Sri Lanka got the universal sufferage in 1931--sixteen years before India and only two years after the United Kingdom itself--that provided the basis for competitive party politics over domestic policy issues; (b) structure of the economy, since Sri Lanka's plantation sector provided more easily monitored resources for extracting taxes to allocate elsewhere; (c) compact geographic size which makes medical communications--e.g., clinic placements and referral networks--easier in rural areas; and (d)competing claims on resources, since India maintains a relatively impressive defense establishment that annually consumes 20-22 percent of central government revenues--or about four percent of its GNP--whereas Sri Lanka is virtually demilitarized.
Sufferages, in The Book of Common Prayer (1549 version).