Elective franchise

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Elective franchise the privilege or right of voting in an election of public officers.
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Usage

In literature:

The second order was to consist of 204 members, elected under the existing franchise.
"Home Rule" by Harold Spender
Under the first constitution of Indiana, adopted in 1816, Negroes were not debarred from the elective franchise.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
By such means was the Assembly corrupted, and the elective franchise turned into an instrument of oppression.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
Robert C. DeLarge, Chairman of the Committee on Franchise and Elections.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
It must not be forgotten, that, in this country, every drunkard has equal power in the elective franchise with the most virtuous citizen.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
Curtis, "Fair Play for Women"; Lucy Stone, "Woman and the Elective Franchise"; Hon.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
There is precisely the same limitation to the exercise of the elective franchise.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
The election occurs every year, and it is one of the local franchises that women as well as men exercise.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
For thirty years the women of Iowa have been petitioning its legislative body for the elective franchise.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
In thirteen other States women obtained the Presidential franchise and in two the vote in Primary elections.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
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In news:

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