Questions tagged [disenfranchisement]

Questions about the loss of the right to vote with regard to politics and government

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What prevents DC residents from registering and voting elsewhere?

This Question has covered the recent news about a push for statehood for DC to redress the issues with lack of representation for residents. What prevents people living in DC registering to vote ...
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What is status of California signature verification on absentee ballots for the March 3, 2020 Primary?

According to this article, California election law permits state officials to throw away absentee ballots if they deem that the signature on the ballot does not match the signature on the voter ...
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Thai elections and voters of 'unsound mind or of mental infirmity'

According to Wikipedia's page on elections in Thailand, under the 2007 constitution (not the current one) certain people are ineligible to vote (emphasis is mine): Those barred from voting in House ...
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Is the US-based observation that “the larger the proportion of minorities, the more exclusionary the electoral system” generalizable?

Trebbi et al. (2008) have observed that (in the US): Majorities tend to disenfranchise minorities through strategic manipulation of electoral rules. With the aim of explaining changes in electoral ...
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What is the motivation for felony disenfranchisement?

Felony disenfranchisement is to take away someone's right to vote during or after this person is in prison. It appears particularly common in the United States. What is the aim of such a rule? Is ...