Topics Claim of universal suffrage

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


The right to vote is held by all citizens. There may nevertheless be some restrictions on voting by residency, age, residency or criminal conviction.


Elections; Rights and Duties



Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution make a claim to universal adult suffrage?