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Below, we have information about voting, current legislation about voting rights, and links to articles and sites that keep you informed about your right to vote and where you can vote.
Suffrage: The right to vote in political elections.
Women's suffrage: The right of women to vote.
Enfranchisement: A giving of a right, especially the right to vote.
Voting Amendments to the United States Constitution
The 14th Amendment granted citizenship to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States" which included formerly enslaved people who had just been freed after the Civil War. (July 28, 1868)
The 15th Amendment granted African American men the right to vote by declaring that the "right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude." (February 3, 1870)
The 17th Amendment gave voters rather than state legislatures the right to elect senators. (April 8, 1913)
The 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote, prohibiting any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on sex. (August 26, 1920)

The 26th Amendment lowered the national voting age from 21 to 18 years old. (July 1, 1971)
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibits racial discrimination in voting. It was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote as guaranteed under the 15th and 19th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. (August 6, 1965)
However, even after this law was passed, the Southern states still made it very difficult for black people to vote.
Current Legislation
Learn about H. R. 1, a bill that would expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes.
This is the official text that details H. R. 1: For the People Act of 2019
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