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(1889) [MARC] Author: Leo Mechelin Translator: Charles J. Cooke
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64

TIIE PUBLIC LAW OF FINLAND.

tion of the commune exceeds 2000 inhabitants,
each complete 2000 inhabitants giving the right
to one elector of the second degree.

The electors of the second degree assemble
before the judge of the district and proceed to
the election of a representative ; each elector
lias one vote.

(33) Electoral Qualification and the Suffrage.
—Every Finnish subject of full age has the
right to vote in the district in which he resides,
regard being had to the above - mentioned
special conditions for the election of members
in the orders of the clergy, the burgesses, and
the peasants. Religious profession does not
affect the right to vote, but this right, in each
of the three orders, is lost or suspended for
the following reasons :—

a. Tutelage ;

b. Insolvency or bankruptcy ;

c. Condemnation to an ignominious
punishment ;

d. Loss, by sentence of a court, of certain
specified civil rights;

e. Purchase or sale of votes, corruption or

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