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Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution

Amendment XXVI (the Twenty-sixth Amendment) of the United States Constitution states:
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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.

Section 2.

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

Interpretation and history

This amendment grants suffrage to those eighteen years of age and older. The 26th Amendment was formally certified by President Richard Nixon on July 5, 1971.

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