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Federal Voting Rights in Puerto Rico – Level 3

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Do Puerto Ricans living in the island have federal voting rights?

  • The United States and Puerto Rico share the same citizenship, currency, and military.
  • However, Puerto Ricans living in the island do not share all the rights residents of the 50 states have.
  • A Puerto Rican can vote for the presidential elections just as long as he or she is a permanent resident in one of the 50 states.
  • Puerto Ricans registered to vote in one of the 50 states waive the right to vote in governmental elections back in the island.
  • Puerto Rico does have a representative in the US Congress, but they do not have a vote.
  • The Resident Commissioner has no vote in any matter, he is just a voice for the Puerto Rican people.

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