12.1. Except for the cases stipulated in Article 56 of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan and in Article 14 of this Code, every citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan, who has attained the age of 18 by or on the day of Parliamentary, Presidential or Municipal elections or the day of a referendum, shall enjoy active suffrage, i.e. have the right to vote in an election, to vote in a referendum, to observe elections (referendums), to participate in a pre-election (pre-referendum) campaign, and to participate in carrying out activities as provided for in this Code regarding election operations and preparation for a referendum.
12.2. Stateless persons meeting the requirement indicated in Article 12.1 of this Code and permanently residing in the Republic of Azerbaijan for no less than 5 years shall have the right to vote during Presidential, Parliamentary, and Municipal elections or referendums.
12.3. Citizens of foreign countries meeting the requirement indicated in Article 12.1 of this Code and residing within the territory of a relevant municipality for no less than 5 years, shall have the right to vote in municipal elections (provided the same rights to voting in municipal elections are recognized for foreigners in their native countries).
12.4. According to Article 56.2 of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan, persons recognized by a court decision as incapacitated, shall be deprived of active suffrage, i.e. the right to participate in elections as well as in referendums.