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In 1918, the Representation of the People Act was passed, giving women over the age of 30, and who owned a certain amount of property, the right to vote.
Shadow voter engagement minister Cat Smith said: "The Welsh Labour Government is leading the way by giving 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote in local elections in Wales.
The court was prayed to order for giving right to vote to overseas Pakistanis in upcoming general elections.
2% of the respondents support the idea of depriving Bulgarian citizens living in Turkey of the right to vote in Bulgarian elections altogether.
Even though the two established conservative parties--the White (or National) and the Colorado--persist in their view that "those who don't live in the country don't have the right to vote because they are not going to suffer the effects of a bad election," the most recent poll shows that the perception of Uruguayans today is not the restrictive and discriminatory view that prevailed in 2009.
09-005, implementing the right to vote of detainees in national prisons, provincial, city, and municipal jails and other government detention facilities.
The ECHR press release, Remaining legacy prisoner voting cases: ECHR finds violation of the right to vote but awards no compensation or legal costs, is available here: http://hudoc.
We should, as citizens, have the right to vote any way we wish.
We can change this contempt for voters' wishes by using our democratic right to vote for real political change that will devolve power from one central Government based in Westminster to all four nations that make up our "United Kingdom".
The first International Women's Day held in the first decade of the last century was a day of and for working-class women who at the time did not have equal rights with men, did not have the right to vote and together with other workers still had to fight for and win the eight-hour working day.
These countries - Denmark, Ireland, Cyprus, Malta and the United Kingdom - like all the other EU member states, are sovereign when it comes to laying down rules on the right to vote in national elections, but "such practices risk making [those who move to another EU country] second class citizens," regrets Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding.
Whilst under the existing EU Treaties, member states are competent to determine who can benefit from the right to vote in national elections, disenfranchisement practices can negatively affect EU free movement rights.