Electoral Right

Electoral Right

 

the subjective right of the citizen to participate in the formation of elected state bodies. There are two categories of this right: the active, or general, electoral right, which is the right to elect (the right to vote) and which includes the right to participate in referendums; and the passive electoral right, the right to be elected. In socialist countries, the electoral right also means the right of the citizen to participate in the administration of elections through electing the members of electoral commissions and through working in these commissions, as well as the right to control the work of an elected deputy or judge and, if need be, the right to participate in resolving the question of recall of the deputy or judge.

The electoral right is protected by an aggregate of legal norms regulating the procedure of forming elective state bodies. Electoral law is an important institution of state law. The basic principles of electoral law are usually stated in constitutions, and most of the rules are codified in special electoral legislation (for example, in the USSR they are codified in the Election Statutes). The principles and conditions of citizen participation in the formation of elected state bodies and the organization and procedures for elections and for recall of members of these bodies are fixed in electoral law.

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Maitha Saleh Al Balochi, a 22-year-old student at the Higher Colleges of Technology, said: "I am here to support my beloved country, practise my electoral right, and vote for FNC hopeful Hamad bin Ghalita, who is well-known for his charitable activities in Ajman.
Khartoum, April (SUNA) Abyei citizens resident at Al-Rashied city in Jabal Aulia locality have exercised their electoral right of casting votes in the Sudan's ongoing general election in the city polling center.
He affirmed that all measures had been taken to ensure that the citizens head to the polling stations to exercise their electoral right easily.
The Ministry clarified, in a statement, that no sign is to be marked on ID's or passports for those who are going to practice their electoral right, adding that those who want to vote should come in person.
NNA - The Syrian embassy issued a statement on Friday whereby it called on Syrians living in Lebanon and whose conditions did not allow them to exercise their right in the Syrian presidential elections which took place at the Embassy in Beirut on 28-29/5/2014 to go on 3/6/2014 to the polling stations in the border territory of the Syrian Arab Republic, taking with them two copies of their identity cards or passports, so as to be able to exercise their electoral right.
She added that "some of Anbar province citizens are suffering internal and external displacement to other provinces and that will affect on their participation in the coming elections and exercise their electoral right to choose the best.
Sheikh Hamad bin Hamoud al-Mahrouqi, Wali of Dhank and Head of the Electoral Committee met with heads and members of the sub-committees of elections during which he highlighted the importance of practicing the electoral right ensured by the law.
IHAE deputy chairwoman Souad Triki said that consultations are proceeding with the Canadian side to allow Tunisians living there to accomplish their electoral right.
Iraqiya is to occupy 12 ministerial posts in the next government, which is our electoral right, in addition to the posts of deputy president, deputy prime minister and the chairmanship of the Supreme National Council for Strategic Studies," he was quoted as saying.
Will the rising power of the electoral right lead to a parallel rise of the left?
The minister urged youth who became 18 years old on 1/1/2010 to stamp their constituencies on their identity cards to exercise their electoral right and choose who can best represent them in the next parliament regardless of any other considerations.
We view the coming period with optimism since Jordanians have matured sufficiently in their political awareness as to perform their electoral right diligently by choosing the most deserving candidates who would translate the citizens' aspirations and needs under the dome, as a reflection of the main priority in the Kingdom: The welfare of the Jordanian people.