Constitutional Amendment 26

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Voting Age Lowered to Eighteen Years.

(The following proposed amendment was approved by the Ninety-second Congress on June 30, 1971, when it was ratified by 38 of the 50 States. It had been submitted to the States by Congress March 23, 1971.)

Section 1

The right of citizens of the United States who are 18 years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of age.

Section 2

The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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