david cohen wrote:Are you suggesting that we stop following the State Constitution?
OK, I'll bite (though you'll probably wind up boring me).
What are you talking about?
Amazing. You're not even aware of the constitutional limits on legislation implementing the right to suffrage. We're not surprised. But here's the text for your thoughtful consideration.
Electors. SECTION 1. [As amended Nov. 1882, Nov. 1908,
Nov. 1934; repealed April 1986; created April 1986] Every
United States citizen age 18 or older who is a resident of an election district in this state is a qualified elector of that district.
Implementation. SECTION 2. Laws may be enacted:
(1) Defining residency.
(2) Providing for registration of electors.
(3) Providing for absentee voting.
(4) Excluding from the right of suffrage persons:
(a) Convicted of a felony, unless restored to civil rights.
(b) Adjudged by a court to be incompetent or partially
incompetent, unless the judgment specifies that the person is
capable of understanding the objective of the elective process or
the judgment is set aside.
(5) Subject to ratification by the people at a general election,
extending the right of suffrage to additional classes. [1983 J.R.
30, 1985 J.R. 14, vote April 1986]