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suffrage:

see ballotballot,
means of voting for candidates for office. The choice may be indicated on or by the ballot forms themselves—e.g., colored balls (hence the term ballot, which is derived from the Italian ballotta,
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; electionelection,
choosing a candidate for office in an organization by the vote of those enfranchised to cast a ballot. General History

In ancient Greek democracies (e.g., Athens) public officials were occasionally elected but more often were chosen by lot.
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; franchisefranchise,
in government, a right specifically conferred on a group or individual by a government, especially the privilege conferred by a municipality on a corporation of operating public utilities, such as electricity, telephone, and bus services.
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; votingvoting,
method of registering collective approval or disapproval of a person or a proposal. The term generally refers to the process by which citizens choose candidates for public office or decide political questions submitted to them.
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; woman suffragewoman suffrage,
the right of women to vote. Throughout the latter part of the 19th cent. the issue of women's voting rights was an important phase of feminism. In the United States

It was first seriously proposed in the United States at Seneca Falls, N.Y.
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suffrage

the right to vote in elections.

suffrage

1. the right to vote, esp in public elections; franchise
2. the exercise of such a right; casting a vote
3. a supporting vote
4. a prayer, esp a short intercessory prayer
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Out of a total of 61 members of the newly formed State Council, 50 members were elected under the newly introduced universal sufferage scheme and Peri Sundaram and S.
Indeed, we have been, since universal sufferage in the 1920s, free to choose separatism and to see our choice respected.
From the beginning, club members kept a detailed record of their topics and activities, including a 1912 straw vote on women's sufferage (``Motion carried'').