Twenty-Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution
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The Twenty-Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed by Congress on March 23, 1971. It was ratified July 1, 1971.
Amendment XIV, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 1 of Amendment XXVI.
Note: The following text is a transcription of the amendment in its original form. Sections that are linked have since been amended or superseded.
Text of Section 1:
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.
Text of Section 2:
The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.