The fulfillment of universal suffrage is partially dependent on the success of the voter registration process.
- The universal right "to take part in" government is directly affected by the eligibility/voter registration process.
- The election system must provide a mechanism for registering voters. The right to vote cannot be secured if it is not possible to determine efficiently who is eligible and therefore allowed to vote in an election.
- Except in elections in which no voters' list is compiled (and voting allowed on the base of an I.D. or other documents), Voter registration is crucial for the factors of universality and equality.