The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 26 (Twenty-Sixth Amendment)
Amendment XXVI. (Right to Vote at Age 18)
Passed by Congress March 23, 1971. Ratified July 1, 1971.
Note: Amendment 14, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 1 of the 26th amendment.
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.
The 26th Amendment Explained: The Constitution for Dummies Series
- The Constitution of the United States: Amendments 11-27, from The National Archives
- Twenty-sixth Amendment – CRS Annotated Constitution
- Twenty-sixth Amendment – Wikipedia
- Twenty-sixth Amendment – Findlaw
- Election Capitol Hill Workshop
- Mid-Term Election (CongressionalGlossary.com)
- “7 stages of the office seeker“
- Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation, Govinfo.gov
- “The Eighteen Year Old Vote: The Twenty-sixth Amendment and Subsequent Voting Rates of Newly Enfranchised Age Groups,” CRS Report 83-103 (34-page PDF)
- “The Voting Rights Act of 1965, As Amended: Its History and Current Issues,” CRS Report 95-896 (68-page PDF)
- “The Voting Rights Act of 1965: Background and Overview,” CRS Report R43626 (36-page PDF)
- “Drunk Driving and Raising the Drinking Age,” CRS Report IP186D (17-page PDF)
- “Elections Reform: Overview and Issues,” CRS Report RS20898 (37-page PDF)
- Suffrage—Age – Heritage Guide to the Constitution
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