5 Stages of the Expansion of the Electorate

  • 23rd Amendment

  • D.C. Voting in Presidential Elections

    Washington, D.C., is the only non-state to be enfranchised for presidential elections, gaining electoral votes through the ratification of the 23rd Amendment in 1961.
  • The 24th Amendment

    Ended poll tax
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

  • The 26th Amendment

    The Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution bans the states and the federal government from setting a voting age higher than eighteen