Elections in Chile - Suffrage


The state of suffrage in Chile since 1925:

  • From 1925: Men over 21 able to read and write. (Art. 7 of the 1925 Constitution)
  • From 1934: Men over 21 able to read and write (general registry); women over 25 able to read and write (municipal registry, i.e. limited to local elections). (Law No. 5,357)
  • From 1949: Men and women over 21 able to read and write. (Law No. 9,292)
  • From 1970 until today: Men and women over 18. (Law No. 17,284 modifying Art. 7 of the 1925 Constitution; Art. 13 of the 1980 Constitution)

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