Topics Restrictions on voting

Constitute topics are built from the variables in the Comparative Constitutions Project’s dataset, which captures the content of world constitutions. The particular variables relevant to this topic are listed below, in the form of survey questions.

More information about the CCP’s research design is available here, including background information on how the team designed the inventory of constitutional topics as well as the full coding survey


Even where voting is considered to be a universal right, there may be some qualifications. For example, restrictions on the basis of residency, age, or criminal convictions are common.




age; suffrage; voting

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution place any restrictions on the right to vote?
  • What is the minimum age limit for voting?
  • What is the maximum age limit for voting?
  • Besides age limits, which additional restrictions does the constitution place on voting?