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    “America is a land where a citizen will cross the ocean to fight for democracy — and won’t cross the street to vote in a nnational election.” —Bill Vaughan

Constitutional examples

Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica

Artcile I, Section 27. [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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

Constitution of the United States of America

    [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.

    [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.

    [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.

Treaties

    [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.

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