The right to vote and its formal recognition in several states by constitution or by law is indicative of the assessment that they give to this right in the hierarchy of sources of domestic law. The history of the right to vote gives us examples when restricting the right to vote was the main key to prevent citizens of all classes in the process of selecting their representatives in the legislature. Thus, in the past, the terms and conditions to enjoy the right to vote and to be elected were connected to the economic, political or socio-cultural development of respective countries. This article aims to present the disclosure of past practices for limiting the right to vote and the progress of international jurisprudence on issues related to the limitation or denial of this right.
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