suffrage

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the right or chance to express an opinion or participate in a decision

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a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution

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The 1890s depression brought about circumstances to encourage, not simply, as Cavalier argues, 'an effort to protect and enhance rights and working conditions', but a political party that had among its concerns the nature of Australian democracy, the electoral franchise and the rights of women to name a few; issues not usually associated with conventional labourism.
Until now, for me, he takes the supreme achievement award as a reforming politician whose immense personal sacrifice during long years in prison led ultimately to fundamental and permanent regime change for the human rights and electoral franchise of the black population of South Africa.
In Canada at the beginning of 1919, the right to vote was extended to all women in the 'Act to confer the Electoral Franchise upon Women.
Why was it necessary the European investors argued, to push a continent of black workers along the paths of social uplift by education, trade-unionism, property holding and the electoral franchise, when the workers desired no change and the rate of European profit would suffer?
Vis for Voter turnout The electoral franchise has been extended to 16-year-olds for the historic vote, and turnout has been expected to set new highs across the country - with estimates up to 84 percent.