26th Amendment to the United States Constitution


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26th Amendment (Amendment XXVI)

Lyndon B. Johnson
Citizens 18 an older can vote

What Does it Say?


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.


What Does it Mean?


The 26th Amendment declares that U.S. citizens who are 18 years of age or older cannot be denied the right to vote.