Voting Rights in the United States By petersalexis07 Oct 19, 1789 Constitution is Ratified All white, land owning males could vote. Dec 3, 1810 Religious Qualifications Dropped Religious adequacy was no longer required to vote. Aug 4, 1850 Property Requirements Dropped Taxes and property ownership was no longer a necessary qualification to vote. Feb 27, 1867 15th Amendment Adult males of any race can vote as well as former slaves. Jul 7, 1920 19th Amendment Women are finally allowed to vote. Dec 20, 1961 23rd Amendment District of Columbia granted right to vote in presidential elections. Sep 5, 1964 24th Amendment Eliminates poll tax as a prerequisite for federal elections. Jan 1, 1965 Voting Rights Act of 1965 Bans literacy test as well as protect the votes of minorities. Nov 4, 1971 26th Amendment Voting age set as 18.