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Latest items for VOTE-LAW-1

Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Amendments were introduced to the Basic Law of the State (the Constitution) in 2011 concerning legislative and supervisory reforms of the Council of Oman (the Council of State and Consultative Council). The Basic Law of the State entitles a woman to vote and stand for election to the Consultative Council. The Law on the Election of Members of the Consultative Council, issued by Royal Decree No. 58/2013 concerns standing for and voting for the Council and makes no distinction between males and females. The Consultative Council enjoys a number of legislative, economic, social and other authorities" (Pg 16-17). "The Municipal Councils Law was promulgated in 2011 by Royal Decree No....more
Sept. 15, 2018, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"A century on from the landmark 1918 act that first granted women the vote, a minority of Scotland’s elected representatives - MPs, MSPs and councillors - are female" (para 2).
Sept. 12, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The law and unimplemented constitution provide citizens the ability to choose their government in free and fair elections, based on universal and equal suffrage, but they were not able to exercise this ability" (para 86)
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"There are no legal impediments to voting or holding public office for women or minorities" (11).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1, CONST-LAW-1

"The constitution stipulates women’s right to participate in political processes, and authorities protected these rights" (12).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:06 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1, CONST-LAW-1

"The constitution stipulates women’s right to participate in political processes, and authorities protected these rights" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Voting is open to all citizens who are at least 18 years old, including those who have been naturalized for at least 15 years" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No law limits political participation by women, but the deeply rooted patriarchal culture impeded women’s full participation in political life" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3, VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws, cultural practices, or traditions prevent women or members of minorities from voting, running for office, serving as electoral monitors, or otherwise participating in political life" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"...they gained the right to vote in 2005" (19).
Aug. 28, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The Committee notes with concern that, under article 28 of the Electoral Act (No. 06-044 of 4 September 2006), women with disabilities are automatically denied the right to vote on the basis of their disability" (page 9).
June 25, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The Electoral Code of Turkmenistan of May 2013 allows citizens who have attained the age of eighteen to elect, be elected and participate in voting (article 3). Any direct or indirect restriction, based on nationality, race, sex, origin, property and occupational status, place of residence, language, attitude towards religion, political views, party affiliation or lack thereof, of the rights of Turkmenistan citizens to vote, be elected and participate in a referendum is prohibited" (22).
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Women and men have an equal right and obligation to vote in national, state and territory elections" (Pg 23).
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The Constitution guarantees political rights to vote in a free, fair and regular election for citizen who has reached the age of 18 years. This includes the right to form, join, campaign and participate in activities of a political party and be a candidate for an election" (16).
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The year 2005 was a key one for the advancement of Kuwaiti women. It was at a historic session on 16 May of that year that the National Assembly ratified an amendment to article 1 of the Elections Act, no. 35 (1962), granting Kuwaiti women full political rights to vote and stand as candidates" (11). "Act no. 17 (2005), which gives women the right to vote and stand as candidates in all elections and referendums" (15).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Founded as a secular republic in 1923, Turkey was an early adopter of women’s suffrage in 1934" (para 27).
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"In Norway, women have the same right as men to vote in public elections and referendums, and are equally eligible to run for all publicly elected bodies" (36).
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Law of Municipal Councils promulgated by Royal Decree No. M/61 of 4/10/1435 A.H. (1/8/2014), which entitles women to vote" (21). "All Saudi citizens, both male and female, are entitled to participate in public and political life in the Kingdom through participation in decision-making, voting and standing for elections" (32). "There are no legal provisions prohibiting women from exercising the right to vote. There are no legal provisions prohibiting women from exercising the right to vote or stand for elected office. The Municipal Elections Law, which the Committee mentions in paragraph 16 of its list of issues and questions with regard to the consideration of periodic reports, establishes the equal right...more
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"Universal adult franchise was introduced in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) in 1931. Women’s right to vote has been guaranteed and there has never been any obstacle to their active participation at all elections and public referenda and to be eligible for election to all public elected bodies" (33).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1, VOTE-DATA-2

"Voter turnout in general elections has increased in the past 2 elections (2006 and 2010). In the Riksdag election in 2010 voter turnout was 84.6 per cent. Since 1973 voter turnout has been higher for women than for men. At the Riksdag election in 2010 their voter turnout was 1 percentage point higher. Voter turnout for young women aged 18-24 years is 4 percentage points higher than for men in the same age group" (page 28).
Jan. 30, 2018, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Women can now vote in municipal elections and work in some retail and hospitality jobs" (Para 24).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-DATA-1, VOTE-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"Women participated in political life on the same basis as men"(13)
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"In 2011, the late King Abdullah announced that women would have the right to join the Shoura Consultative Council and the right to run and vote in the municipal elections" (para 19).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

ICCPR: INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS (12/16/1966). SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: ARTS. 2.1, 3, 14, 16 AND 23.4 Ratified: 2/28/2008 Inter-American Convention on the Granting of Political Rights to Women, 1954. American States Convention on Nationality of Women, 1958. (ITC: P1)
June 12, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1, SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"in 2011 when the late King Abdullah allowed women onto the government advisory Shura Council. Women can now vote in municipal elections, work in some retail and hospitality jobs and were allowed to compete in the Olympics for the first time in 2012" (p 9)
April 6, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"The Constitutional Declaration allows for full participation of women and minorities in elections and the political process, but significant social and cultural barriers--in addition to significant security challenges--prevented their proportionate political participation" (21).
March 20, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"There were no laws preventing women or members of minorities from voting, running for office, serving as electoral monitors, or otherwise participating in political life on the same basis as men or nonminority citizens" (8).
March 14, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3, LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"The law protects the rights of women and minorities to vote, run for office, serve as electoral monitors, and otherwise participate in political life; however, traditional and cultural practices limited the political participation of women and members of indigenous groups" (11).
March 9, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"There are no laws preventing women from voting, running for office, serving as electoral monitors, or otherwise participating in political life on the same basis as men or nonminority citizens" (11).
Feb. 10, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"1921 Women get the right to vote and run for office" (4).