Elezioni comunali 2011 friuli venezia giulia

 

Elezioni comunali 2011 friuli venezia giulia

In most countries, suffrage , the right to vote , is generally limited to citizens of the country. Some countries, however, extend voting rights to resident non-citizens. Such voting rights extended to non-citizens are often restricted or limited in some ways, with the details of the restrictions or limitations varying from one country to another. Voting rights to non-citizens may or may not extend to a right to run for an elected or other public office.

In some cases, the United States being one such case, some subnational entities have granted voting rights to non-citizens. Conceptions of subnational citizenship have been reasons to grant this right to those normally excluded from it. Other countries have granted voting rights to non-citizens who hold citizenship of a country which is a fellow member of a supranational organization (e.g. members of the European Union ). In a few cases, countries grant voting rights to citizens and non-citizens alike.

In a 2003 paper, David C. Earnest (then a graduate research assistant at George Washington University ) surveyed practice of voting rights for resident aliens (or immigrants ), concluding that although the practice is surprisingly widespread, the details varied considerably from country to country. [1] In another paper, Earnest compared voting rights for resident aliens in 25 democracies, grouping them into five categories as follows: [2]