Constitutional voting rights amendments

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  • With the end of slavery, the rights of former slaves to vote were codified in the 15th Amendment.
  • The right of the people to elect U.S. Senators directly was confirmed with the 17th Amendment.
  • Woman's suffrage, the right of women to vote, was granted with the 19th Amendment.
  • The right of citizens of the District of Columbia to vote for the President and Vice President was established in the 23rd Amendment.
  • Poll taxes were outlawed in the 24th Amendment.
  • The voting age was lowered from 21 to 18 by the 26th Amendment.
  • Jamin Raskin has proposed a 28th Amendment guaranteeing the right to vote (2001)

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