The Voting Age

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Movement to Lower the Voting Age

In the 1944 national election, for the first time in the history of the Republic, men and women less than 21 years of age will be permitted to vote in one of the states of the American Union. Georgia reduced the voting age to 18 years in 1943 by constitutional amendment; in all other states citizens must have passed their 21st birthdays before becoming eligible to vote in federal, state ...

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