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The 23rd Amendment gave DC residents the right to vote in presidential elections. Congress' fear of a civilian revolt in Washington kept it without any rights until 1961, when the 23rd amendment to the Constitution for the first time allowed DC the right to vote in presidential elections.

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The 23rd Amendment, ratified on March 29, 1961.

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Such was the effect of Amendment 23.

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What is the 23th amendment?

Ratified March 29, 1961, the 23rd Amendment gave residents of Washington D.C. the right to vote for Electors for President and Vice President. Residents of the District had not been able to vote before as Washington D.C. is not an actual state.


Which election was Washington D.C. first able to vote?

Residents of Washington, D.C. were first allowed to vote for President in 1964. Residents of Washington, D.C. were first allowed to vote for mayor and the city council in 1974. Residents of Washington, D.C. are not permitted voting representation in Congress.


What group of people was not given the right to vote by either Amendments Thirteen Fourteen or Fifteen?

The 15th Amendment granted suffrage primarily to African-American males by prohibiting discrimination by race (this applied to all previously excluded groups of male citizens); women, residents of the District of Columbia, and young people aged 18-21 weren't granted the right to vote until the 20th century.The 19th Amendment (1920) allowed women the right to vote; the 23rd Amendment (1961) granted residents of the District of Columbia the right to vote in Presidential elections; the 26th Amendment (1971) dropped the voting age for all citizens from 21 to 18.The 13th and 14th Amendments had nothing to do with voting.


What gives Washington D.C. an electoral vote and allows the people of Washington D.C. to vote for president and vice president?

The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution allows the residents of the District of Columbia to have an equal number of votes with least populous state. Wyoming has the smallest population and three electoral votes. Therefore, the residents of Washington, D.C. are also receive three electoral votes.


Do US territories get any electorate votes?

http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/faq.html#territoriesCan citizens in U.S. Territories vote for President? No, the Electoral College system does not provide for residents of U.S. Territories, such as Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa to vote for President. Unless citizens in U.S. Territories have official residency (domicile) in a U.S. State or the District of Columbia (and vote by absentee ballot or travel to their State to vote), they cannot vote in the Presidential election. Note that prior to the adoption of the 23rd Amendment, DC residents could not vote in the Presidential election. The political parties may authorize voters in primary elections in Territories to select delegates to represent them at the political party conventions. But that process does not affect the Electoral College system.

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Can residents of Washington D.C. vote in presidential elections?

Residents of Washington D.C. can vote in Presidential elections. The District of Columbia has three electoral votes.


Who is given the right to vote in the Twenty-third Amendment?

The Twenty-third Amendment granted residents of the District of Columbia the ability to vote in presidential elections.


Why couldn't residents of Washington DC before 1961 vote in presidential elections?

The district did not have any votes in the electoral college.


What is the 23th amendment?

Ratified March 29, 1961, the 23rd Amendment gave residents of Washington D.C. the right to vote for Electors for President and Vice President. Residents of the District had not been able to vote before as Washington D.C. is not an actual state.


Which amendment discussed the voting rights for those in the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.?

The 23rd Amendment, ratified in 1961, granted the residents of the District of Columbia the right to vote in presidential elections. This amendment awarded D.C. electoral votes equal to the number it would have if it were a state, however, it did not grant D.C. representation in Congress.


What amendment added 3 electors to the electoral college in 1961?

The 23rd Amendment added 3 electors to the Electoral College in 1961. It granted the residents of Washington, D.C. the right to vote in presidential elections and be represented in the Electoral College. Prior to this amendment, residents of D.C. did not have the ability to participate in the presidential election process.


Residents of the District of Columbia could not take part in Presidential elections until which presidential election?

JFK


Which amendment allows citizens in DC to vote in Presidential elections?

The 23rd amendment , ratified 1961, gives DC residents the right to vote in presidential election. The always vote for the Democratic candidate, which gives the Democrat three electoral votes even before the campaign starts.


Can washington dc vote in presidential elections?

Yes. The Twenty Third Amendment of the United States Constitution, gives DC residents electors in the Electoral College. Up until 1961 when this Amendment was ratified, DC residents did not vote in the Presidential Election.


Which amendment gave residents of district or Columbia the right to vote in a presidential election?

23 amendment


Who is affected by 23rd amendment?

Residents on Washington D.C.


Who do the residents of Illinois vote for?

in Presidential elections, Illinois is most often a blue state; however, it frequently votes red in gubernatorial elections.