Commonwealth Constitution : Article VII


ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE

 

Case Annotations: Bolalin v. Guam Publications, Inc., 4 N.M.I. 176--181.

 

Section 1: Qualifications of VotersA person is eligible to vote who, on the date of the election, is eighteen years of age or older, is domiciled in the Commonwealth, is a resident of the Commonwealth and has resided in the Commonwealth for a period of time provided by law, is not serving a sentence for a felony, has not been found by a court to be of unsound mind, and is either a citizen or national of the United States. The legislature may require that persons eligible to vote be citizens of the United States.


Source: Original provision, unaltered (ratified 1977, effective 1978).


Section 2: Prohibition of Literacy RequirementA person may not be denied the right to vote because that person is unable to read or write.


Source: Original provision, unaltered (ratified 1977, effective 1978).


Section 3: Domicile and ResidenceThe legislature shall implement section 1 by providing the criteria by which domicile and residence shall be determined for voting purposes and specifying the length of residence within the Commonwealth that shall be required.


Source: Original provision, unaltered (ratified 1977, effective 1978).