Article VII (7) of the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica

Suffrage and Elections

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Article VII (7) of the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica

Elections and Suffrage

Article VII (7): Suffrage and Elections

    Commmentary: Article VII (7) covers suffrage and elections.

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Article VII (7): Suffrage and Elections

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Article I, Section 4, Clause 1:] The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Article I, Section 5, Clause 1:] Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller Number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.

Section 1. [right to vote]

    Clause 1: The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote.

    [United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 21, Paragraph 3:] The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

    Clause 2: The right of citizens of the Nation of Pacifica, who are 13 years of age or older, to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the Nation of Pacifica or any state on account of age.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Amendment XXVI, Section 1:] The right of citizens of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older, to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of age.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Amendment XXVI, Section 2:] The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

    Clause 3: The right of citizens of the Nation of Pacifica to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for any elected executive officer, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the Nation of Pacifica or any state by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Amendment XXIV, Section 1:] The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Amendment XXIV, Section 2:] The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

    Clause 4: The right of citizens to vote may not be denied or abridged by the Nation of Pacifica or any state on account of race, color, previous condition of servitude, sex, gender, sexual orientation, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, ancestry, disability, property, or other status.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Amendment XIV, Section 2:] Representatives shall be apportioned among the several states according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each state, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the executive and judicial officers of a state, or the members of the legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such state, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such state.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Amendment XV, Section 1:] The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Amendment XV, Section 2:] The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Amendment XIX, Clause 1:] The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Amendment XIX, Clause 2:] Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

    Clause 5: The right of citizens to vote may not be denied or abridged by the Nation of Pacifica or any state.

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