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This page provides the text and interpreted text of the 26th Amendment of the United States Constitution. It is part of our interactive Constitution.

 

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.

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