Universal Suffrage

Universal Suffrage

Universal Suffrage in Election Law

A fundamental principle in democratic elections, by which every citizen has the right to vote in periodic and regular elections and referenda. This right must be established by law. Restrictions may apply (minimum age, mental capacity), but the right to vote should not be denied on the basis of race, disability, literacy, gender, belief, party affiliation, wealth or social status.The eligibility of a voter must be determined based on objective criteria, such as age or nationality and be intended to rationalise the exercise of this right, rather than to exclude or discriminate.

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See Also

  • Election Law
  • Electoral Laws
  • Electoral Legislation

Hierarchical Display of Universal suffrage

Politics > Electoral procedure and voting > Electoral system
European Union > EU institutions and European civil service > EU institution > European Parliament
Politics > Parliament > Composition of parliament > Parliamentary chamber > Bicameral system > Directly-elected chamber

Universal suffrage

Concept of Universal suffrage

See the dictionary definition of Universal suffrage.

Characteristics of Universal suffrage

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Translation of Universal suffrage

Thesaurus of Universal suffrage

Politics > Electoral procedure and voting > Electoral system > Universal suffrage
European Union > EU institutions and European civil service > EU institution > European Parliament > Universal suffrage
Politics > Parliament > Composition of parliament > Parliamentary chamber > Bicameral system > Directly-elected chamber > Universal suffrage

See also

  • Direct election