Friday, June 17, 1960: 23rd Amendment

The U.S. Senate approves a constitutional amendment allowing residents of the District of Columbia to vote in presidential elections and also assigns 3 Electoral College votes to that area. (The amendment would be ratified by the requisite two-thirds of U.S. states on March 29, 1961.) The D.C. population at the time was some 760,000; at left is the D.C. flag.

* 23rd Amendment document: @
* Full list of amendments: @
* The amendment process: @
* History of Washington, D.C.: @

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