November 6, 2012
- 144 ELECTIONS
- 144I Right of Suffrage and Regulation Thereof in General
- 144k18 k. Power to prescribe qualifications.
Although a citizen has a constitutionally protected right to participate in elections on an equal basis with other citizens in the jurisdiction, this right is not absolute; states have the power to impose voter qualifications and to regulate access to the franchise in other ways.
Common Cause/Georgia v. Billups, 554 F.3d 1340 (11th Cir. 2009)