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Anniversary of 26th Amendment Lowering Voting Age to 18
July 1, 2023 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 pm
In 1971, the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. In the turmoil surrounding the unpopular Vietnam War and the draft that fueled the ranks, the voting age was lowered to the draft age. It’s text is below. Read more >>>
The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.
The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.