(1) Swiss men and women shall have the same rights and the same duties in matters of federal elections and other federal polls.
(2) Each Swiss man and each Swiss woman who has completed his or her 18th year and who has not been deprived of his or her political rights by the legislation of the Confederation or of the Canton where he or she is resident has the right to participate in such elections and other polls.
(3) The Confederation can decree uniform legal provisions on the right to participate in elections and other polls on federal matters.
(4) The right at cantonal level shall remain the affair of cantonal and communal voting and elections.
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