DMA Dialogues | Globally, Voting Rights Have Increased for Immigrants and Emigrants
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Globally, Voting Rights Have Increased for Immigrants and Emigrants

Globally, Voting Rights Have Increased for Immigrants and Emigrants

In recent decades, countries worldwide have expanded voting rights to their diasporas as well as certain resident noncitizens. Voting access in general has grown over time, as barriers based on sex, literacy, and other characteristics have fallen, and migrants’ increasingly expansive rights to vote are part of that trend worldwide. This article provides a global overview of the dynamics.