The expression of the will of the people is exercised through elections, referendum and other forms of direct democracy.
Citizens of Ukraine who have attained the age of eighteen on the day elections and referendums are held, have the right to vote at the elections and referendums.
Citizens deemed by a court to be incompetent do not have the right to vote.
Elections to bodies of state power and bodies of local self-government are free and are held on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage, by secret ballot.
Voters are guaranteed the free expression of their will.
An All-Ukrainian referendum is designated by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine or by the President of Ukraine, in accordance with their authority established by this Constitution.
An All-Ukrainian referendum is called on popular initiative on the request of no less than three million citizens of Ukraine who have the right to vote, on the condition that the signatures in favour of designating the referendum have been collected i n no less than two-thirds of the oblasts, with no less than 100 000 signatures in each oblast.
Issues of altering the territory of Ukraine are resolved exclusively by an All-Ukrainian referendum.
A referendum shall not be permitted in regard to draft laws on issues of taxes, the budget and amnesty.