All elections shall be free and equal. This provision of the constitution provides for free and equal elections. There is no equivalent provision in the federal Constitution because originally voting and elections were considered to be under state regulation. This requirement of free elections is straightforward. That means that individual voters, or “electors,” must be free to cast their votes as they choose to, without regard to constraining influences (Remster v. Sullivan, 1905). This is a state right, granted by the state constitution, rather than a federal...
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