People are become increasingly globally mobile, with foreign nationals accounting for ever higher population percentages in most nations on Earth. Should they be allowed to vote?
Foreigners should be allowe to take part in all ballots regardless of their type, local, regional or national (federal)
Expatriates have same duties as nationals
Foreign nationals have same duty as nationals and therefore should be given same rights
Right to vote should be restricted to nationals
An alien resident might not have the necessary knowledge
An alient resident might not know enough of country language, customs, legislative system to cast a vote.
Foreign resident can apply for naturalisation
A foreign residents willing to vote can apply for becoming a national
Foreign nationals should be allowed to vote only on local elections
Foreigners and local interest vs. national interests
An alien resident should not only have the right to vote but also to be elected
Passive eligibility ensures representativity of minorities
By allowing non-residents the right to run as an electoral candidate, there will be further representation of minorities in the political system, as many alien residents represent marginalised groups.
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