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Unformatted text preview: II U N I V E R S I T Y O F S A N T O T O M A S VICE CHAIRS FOR ACADEMICS: KAREN JOY G. SABUGO & JOHN HENRY C. MENDOZA Facultad de Derecho Civil VICE CHAIR FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE: JEANELLE C. LEE VICE CHAIRS FOR LAY‐OUT AND DESIGN: EARL LOUIE M. MASACAYAN & THEENA C. MARTINEZ 157 UST GOLDEN NOTES 2011 a. SUFFRAGE Q: What is the right of suffrage? A: It is the right to vote in the election of officers chosen by the people and in the determination of questions submitted to the people. It includes: 1. Election 2. Plebiscite 3. Initiative and 4. Referendum Q: Is the right of suffrage absolute? A: No. Needless to say, the exercise of the right of suffrage, as in the enjoyment of all other rights, is subject to existing substantive and procedural requirements embodied in our Constitution, statute books and other repositories of law. (AKBAYAN‐YOUTH v. COMELEC, G.R. No. 147066, March 26, 2001) b. QUALIFICATION AND DISQUALIFICATION OF VOTERS Q: What are the qualifications for suffrage? A: 1. Filipino citizenship 2. At least 18 years of age 3. Resident of the Philippines for at least one year 4. Resident of the place where he proposes to vote for at least 6 months; and 5. Not otherwise disqualified by law (Sec. 9, R.A. No. 8189) Q: What are the procedural qualifications? A: As to the procedural limitation, the right of a citizen to vote is necessarily conditioned upon certain procedural requirements he must undergo: among others, the process of registration. Specifically, a citizen in order to be qualified to exercise his right to vote, in addition to the minimum requirements set by the fundamental charter, is obliged by law to register, at present, under the provisions of Republic Act No. 8189, otherwise known as the “Voter’s 158 Registration Act of 1996.”(Akbayan‐Youth v. COMELEC, G.R. No. 147066, Mar. 26, 2001) Q: Who are disqualified to vote? A: 1. Persons sentenced by final judgment to suffer imprisonment for not less than one year, unless pardoned or granted amnesty; but right is reacquired before expiration of 5 ye...
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