Is voting a right?
In the U.S., no one is required by law to vote in any local, state, or presidential election. According to the U.S. Constitution, voting is a right and a privilege. Many constitutional amendments have been ratified since the first election.
How did we get the right to vote?
The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution grants full citizenship rights, including voting rights, to all men born or naturalized in the United States. Poll taxes, literacy tests, fraud, and intimidation still prevent many from voting. Native Americans are still denied the right to vote.
What was the original voting age in the US?
The Twenty-sixth Amendment (Amendment XXVI) was ratified on July 1, 1971. It lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 and declared that “the right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.”
Why was the voting age reduced from 21 to 18?
The present-day youth are literate and enlightened and the lowering of the voting age would provide to the unrepresented youth of the country an opportunity to give vent to their feelings and help them become a part of the political process. It is, therefore, proposed to reduce the voting age from 21 years to 18 years.
When was the voting age reduced from 21 to 18 in Sri Lanka?
All citizens of Sri Lanka who have completed 21 years of age were granted universal franchise in the year 1931, unless they were subject to any special disqualification. The age of right to cast vote was lowered from 21 years to 18, by the Elections Amendment Act No, 11 of 1959.
Can OCI get Aadhar?
Aadhaar Card enrolment is presently available to residents in India. OCI Cardholders who stay in India for a long time (over 182 days in twelve months immediately preceding the date of application for enrolment) and have an Indian address can also enroll for Aadhaar Card in India.