POLITICAL RIGHTS V. CITIZENSHIP STATUS

Political rights are defined as follows:

Political rights. Those which may be exercised in the formation or administration of the government.  Rights of citizens established or recognized by constitutions which give them the power to participate directly or indirectly in the establishment or administration of the government.
[Black’s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, page 1159]

Political rights consist of the following enumerated rights:

  • Voting

  • Jury Service

  • Running for political office

The purpose of this page is to document the citizenship requirements for various political rights by state.  We will show you the laws in each state that define the citizenship requirements for those exercising political rights.  The subject of political rights is covered more thoroughly in The Great IRS Hoax, section 4.12.5 entitled "Citizenship and all political rights are INVOLUNTARILY exercised and therefore CANNOT be taxable and cannot be privileges".

If you would like to research the content of the table below, we recommend the following website in order to look up the laws that apply specifically to your state:

http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/

State POLITICAL RIGHT
Voting Jury service Political office
Alabama

1.  Section 17-3-9

2.  Section 177 of Alabama Constitution

"citizen of the United States"

   
Alaska AS 15.05.010
"citizen of the United States"
   
Arizona ARS 16-101
"citizen of the United States"
   
Arkansas 7-5-201
No citizenship requirement
   
California El.Code. 2101
"United States citizen"
   
Colorado 1-2-101
"citizen of the United States"
   
Connecticut Title 9, Ch. 143, Sec. 9-12
"citizen of the United States"
   
Delaware Title 15, Ch. 44, 4401
State citizen or U.S. citizen
   
District of Columbia      
Florida Title 9, 97.041
"citizen of the United States"
   
Georgia 21-2-216
"citizen of this state and of the United States"
   
Guam      
Hawaii 11-15
"citizen" (of state?)
   
Idaho 34-402
"citizen of the United States"
   
Illinois 10 ILCS 5/3-1
"citizen of the United States"
   
Indiana IC 3-7-13-1
"United States citizen"
   
Iowa Title 2, 48A.5
"citizen of the United States"
   
Kansas   43-156
State citizen
 
Kentucky

KRS 116.025

Constitution 145
"citizen of the United States"

   
Louisiana      
Maine 21A 111
"citizen of the United States"
   
Maryland Article 1, 1
"citizen of the United States"
   
Massachusetts Title 8, Ch. 51, Sect. 1
"citizen"
   
Michigan 168.492
"citizen of the United States"
   
Minnesota 201.014
"citizen of the United States"
   
Mississippi      
Missouri Title IX, 115.133
"citizen of the United States"
   
Montana 13-2-206
"United States citizenship"
   
Nevada NRS 293.485
"citizen of the United States"
   
New Hampshire 654:1
"citizen of the United States"
   
New Jersey

19:4-1

Constitution, Art. II, pg. 3
"citizen of the United States"

   
New Mexico      
New York Title I, 5-102
"citizen of the United States"
   
North Carolina      
North Dakota      
Ohio 3503.07
"citizen of the United States"
   
Oklahoma      
Oregon      
Pennsylvania Title 25, 1362
Residents
   
Rhode Island 17-1-3
"citizen of the United States"
   
South Carolina      
South Dakota      
Tennessee      
Texas 11.002
"United States citizen"
   
Utah 20A-2-101
"citizen of the United States"
   
Vermont Title 17, Chapt. 43 Section 2121
"citizen of the United States"
   
Virginia 24.2-418
"United States citizen"
   
Washington Constitution, Art. 6, 1
"citizens of the United States"
   
West Virginia 3-1-3a
"citizen of the United States"
   
Wisconsin 6.02
"U.S. citizen"
   
Wyoming 23-3-102
"citizen of the United States"