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[85 STAT. 829]
[85 STAT. 829]
PUBLIC LAW 92-000—MMMM. DD, 1971

TWENTY-SIXTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION To All to Whom These Pr-esents Shall Come^ Greeting: K NOW Y E, That the Cono-ress of the United States, at the first AJeTdmenf^o^^the session, Ninety-second Congress beo-nn at the City of Washington constitution. on Thursday, the twenty-first day of January, in the year one thousand nine hundred and seventy-one, passed a Joint Resohition in the words ^"'^' P* ^'^^' and figures as follows: to wit— JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States extending the right to vote to citizens eighteen years of age or older. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission by the Congress: "Article— 1. The right of citizens of the Ignited 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. "SEC. 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by ai3propriate legislation." "SECTION