The right of suffrage is at the heart of republican government. Article I, section 1, contains a general guarantee of the right to vote. This article attempts to ensure each qualified voter the fullest and freest exercise of that right and to protect that right from dilution by electoral fraud or irregularities. It provides the qualifications, disqualifications, and procedures governing the exercise of the right to vote in New York. The legislature is authorized to enact statutes implementing its provisions. Other articles designate which offices are elective and...
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