Voting is the most accessible and one of the most effective ways to exercise your right to civic participation.

It ensures that representatives are elected and important questions requiring a public vote are resolved in accordance with voters’ actual preferences.

Voting & Human Rights

The right to vote is an important human right that enables you to participate in public life. The State has an obligation to ensure that you can exercise your right to vote, not just in theory, but also in practice. However, in certain cases the right to vote can be restricted, such as, for example, in the case of minors or, in some cases, non-citizens. With respect to the importance of the right to vote, these restrictions must be read narrowly and preference must be given to according the right to vote to as many residents or citizens as possible.

About this section

This section of the Guide will explain what the right to vote entails, how it can be restricted, and how you can complain if your right to vote has been violated.


Last updated 08/04/2023