Suffrage

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Suffrage is the civil right to vote, or the exercise of that right. In that context, it is also called political franchise or simply the franchise. Suffrage is valuable to the extent that there are opportunities to vote (e.g., initiatives, referendums, or elections). Therefore, suffrage varies on two independent dimensions: who is eligible to vote and voting opportunities.

—Excerpted from Suffrage on Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia.