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Amendment 26 extended the voting age to 18 in 1971.

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How many amendments in the consitusion?

Twenty Seven Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression Amendment 2 - Right to Bear Arms Amendment 3 - Quartering of Soldiers Amendment 4 - Search and Seizure Amendment 5 - Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings Amendment 6 - Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses Amendment 7 - Trial by Jury in Civil Cases Amendment 8 - Cruel and Unusual Punishment Amendment 9 - Construction of Constitution Amendment 10 - Powers of the States and People Amendment 11 - Judicial Limits Amendment 12 - Choosing the President, Vice President Amendment 13 - Slavery Abolished Amendment 14 - Citizenship Rights Amendment 15 - Race No Bar to Vote Amendment 16 - Status of Income Tax Clarified Amendment 17 - Senators Elected by Popular Vote Amendment 18 - Liquor Abolished Amendment 19 - Women's Suffrage Amendment 20 - Presidential, Congressional Terms Amendment 21 - Amendment 18 Repealed Amendment 22 - Presidential Term Limits Amendment 23 - Presidential Vote for District of Columbia Amendment 24 - Poll Taxes Barred Amendment 25 - Presidential Disability and Succession Amendment 26 - Voting Age Set to 18 Years Amendment 27 - Limiting Congressional Pay Increases


When could people 18 through 20 allowed to vote?

In 1971 the 27 amendment was passed allowing 18 year olds to vote. Before the amendment a person had to be 21. There has never been an amendment or law that specifically set the Ages of 18-20 as voting ages.


What are two ways to ratify an amendment to the constitution?

An amendment is an addition, deletion of modification of the contents of the U.S. Constitution. It can be ratified through a majority vote of two-thirds in both legislature houses, and by a constitutional convention.


Who has the right to set voting qualifications according to the constitution?

Not exactly. "Qualifications" to vote are set by the states, subject to certain restrictions in the Constitution and its Amendments and the authority of the federal government in enforcing the Fifteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause. Federal case law holds that the "right" to vote belongs to only to "qualified" citizens and that the states have the general authority to prescribe those qualifications. That authority has limits based in the Constitution and its Amendments. States may not use certain factors in determining qualification. Factors such as payment of poll taxes, prior condition of servitude (former slaves), sex, age (over 18) may not be used by the states to determine "qualification." States are free to make reasonable rules governing a person's qualification to vote, but they may not use that power as a means of depriving otherwise able citizens of the right to vote. States may require citizenship, registration, residency, a minimum level of competency. States may preclude convicted felons from voting. The Voting Rights Acts of 1965 and 1970 provide other restrictions on the power of states to qualify voters when that power is actually being used to disqualify voters.


What amendment set up the practice of the federal government taxing people's income?

Amendment XIV

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The minimum age that you may vote in the election?

The twenty-sixth amendment, ratified in 1971, set the minimum voting age at 18


Which amendments to the US Constitution guarantee or address voting rights?

The fifteenth amendment prohibits denying the right to vote based on race or color. The nineteenth amendment prohibits denying the right to vote based on sex and the twenty sixth amendment guarantees the right to vote to all citizens over eighteen years old.


What prevents a state from raising the legal voting age?

The legal voting age is typically set at 18 because it is considered the age at which individuals are mature enough to make informed decisions. Changing the legal voting age would require an amendment to the Constitution, as the 26th Amendment currently guarantees the right to vote for individuals aged 18 and older.


What Amendment set voting age to 18?

the 26th amendment


What amendment is for voting rights?

The voting age should be lowered because people 12 and older are old eneough to understand and what she does to help our country so we should have the right to vote.... NO STEALS OR iWill ARREST YOU


How old do you need to be to vote in the General election?

In 1971, the Twenty-sixth Amendment set the legal voting age at 18 for both US federal and state elections.


What Constitutional amendment set the voting age at 18 years?

The 26th amendment set the voting age to 18 years old. It was passed in 1971, in response to several protests about the Vietnam War, regarding 18 year old men being sent off to fight but not being able to have a say in their own government. Previously, the voting age was deemed to be 21.The full text of the amendment is as follows: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 the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


Which amendment set the minimum age for voting in a national election?

In 1971, the 26th Amendment set the legal voting age at 18 for both US federal and state elections.


Why is it possible for the state to make a law that says a citizen must be 18 years old to vote?

States have the right to set any age limit for voting except an age over 18 years. Under the Twenty Sixth Amendment to the US Constitution, no state may deny or abridge the right of a person eighteen years of age the right to vote on account of age. States determine what the age of majority for its citizens should be and may grant them certain privileges regardless of the age of majority. Examples are that most states allow people to drive motor vehicles before a person turns eighteen years old, while they also prohibit drinking alcoholic beverages even after a person turns eighteen. Presumably, a state could allow a person under eighteen to vote, but they can't prohibit a person eighteen or over the right to vote.


What year did the US Government let 18 year olds vote?

Georgia in1943 New York state set the voting age at 18 years old in 1865. At that time, it applied only to white males. The 15th Amendment to the US Constitution, ratified in 1870, prohibited the denial of suffrage based on race, color, or condition of previous servitude. And the 19th Amendment, ratified in 1920, gave women the right to vote as well.


The 26th amendment set the minimum voting age at 18?

Yes.


How man amendments does the constitution have?

The Consitution has 27 amendments including: * Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression * Amendment 2 - Right to Bear Arms * Amendment 3 - Quartering of Soldiers * Amendment 4 - Search and Seizure * Amendment 5 - Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings * Amendment 6 - Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses * Amendment 7 - Trial by Jury in Civil Cases * Amendment 8 - Cruel and Unusual Punishment * Amendment 9 - Construction of Constitution * Amendment 10 - Powers of the States and People * Amendment 11 - Judicial Limits * Amendment 12 - Choosing the President, Vice President * Amendment 13 - Slavery Abolished * Amendment 14 - Citizenship Rights * Amendment 15 - Race No Bar to Vote * Amendment 16 - Status of Income Tax Clarified * Amendment 17 - Senators Elected by Popular Vote * Amendment 18 - Liquor Abolished * Amendment 19 - Women's Suffrage * Amendment 20 - Presidential, Congressional Terms * Amendment 21 - Amendment 18 Repealed * Amendment 22 - Presidential Term Limits * Amendment 23 - Presidential Vote for District of Columbia * Amendment 24 - Poll Taxes Barred * Amendment 25 - Presidential Disability and Succession * Amendment 26 - Voting Age Set to 18 Years * Amendment 27 - Limiting Congressional Pay Increasesion