Active political prejudice against non-property owners
Preferential political treatment of landowners
Property qualifications for voting are no longer widespread but still exist in certain countries, especially at the local government level. In some countries or territories white people of any class may vote, but there are high property or tax-paying qualifications for non-whites. Persons holding property may be entitled to vote both in the locality of their residence and that of their property. Wealthy individuals may use their economic power to exert pressure for the candidate of their choice. Certain categories of occupations may be denied the right to vote, such as those of 'clerical status', public servants such as soldiers and policemen.