Voting Rights in the United States By christagibson Jan 1, 1789 Who had the right to vote? The Constitution is ratified - White males that owned property were only allowed to vote. Oct 2, 1810 Religious Qualifications dropped The last Prererequisite that was religious was eliminated. Oct 2, 1850 Property requirements dropped Owning a property and tax requirements were gone by 1850. Almost all white males were able to vote. Oct 2, 1867 15th Amendment In 1870, the 15th amendment passed. It gave former slaves voting rights and protect rights for any male race. Oct 2, 1920 19th Amendment The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. Oct 2, 1961 23rd Amendment The 23rd Amendment gives the voters of District of Columbia the right to be apart of the presidential elections. Oct 2, 1964 24th Amendment The 24th Amendment the requirement of poll tax of voting in a federal election. Oct 2, 1965 Voting Rights Act of 1965 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. makes voting registration drive in Alabama to get attention about voting rights of the African-Americans. Oct 2, 1971 26th Amendment The 26th amendment makes the youngest voting age of 18.