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March 13, 2017

What is Suffrage?

Definition: The right to vote in the election of officers chosen by the people and in the determination of questions submitted to the people. 

Suffrage applies not only to elections, but may also extend to initiatives, referenda, plebiscite and recall.

Suffrage as a duty is in the nature of a public trust and constitutes a voter a representative of the whole people. This duty requires that the privileged bestowed should be exercised not exclusively for the benefit of the citizen or citizens proferring it but in good faith and with intelligent zeal for the general benefit and welfare of the State. (Cipriano Abanil v. Justice of the Peace Court of Bacolod, Negros Occidental et. al. 70 Phil. 28 (1940)).


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