Lok Satta

Wednesday, 04 February 2009 11:50

NRI Voter Rights

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Dear Friends,

Lok Satta Party strongly and unequivocally supports the right of NRIs to exercise their franchise.  It is the inherent and sovereign right and duty of every citizen to choose his / her representatives to serve the public.  In a changing world, political participation is increasingly delinked from territorial location.  Most countries extend franchise to external citizens. Several countries facilitate exercise of franchise through postal ballots (US, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Canada and UK) or at embassies and consulates (Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, France, Russia, Sweden, Philippines, Japan, Dominican Republic and Spain), or through internet voting (France).