Voters’ rights

November 6, 2012

  • 144I Right of Suffrage and Regulation Thereof in General
  • 144k18 k. Power to prescribe qualifications.

144 ELECTIONSAlthough 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)