District of Columbia Voting Rights Amendment
|←Equal Rights Amendment||District of Columbia Voting Rights Amendment (1978)
Proposed August 22, 1978 (failed)
There have been over ten thousand attempts to amend the United States Constitution, but only 27 attempts have succeeded.|
An unratified amendment that was approved by Congress but failed.
Section 1. For purposes of representation in the Congress, election of the President and Vice President, and article V of this Constitution, the District constituting the seat of government of the United States shall be treated as though it were a State.
Section 2. The exercise of the rights and powers conferred under this article shall be by the people of the District constituting the seat of government, and as shall be provided by the Congress.
Section 3. The twenty-third article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
Section 4. This article shall be inoperative, unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission.