Vote For 18-Year-Olds (1953)


WASHINGTON, May 27 (AP) – Rep. Keating (R-NY), asserting he was following the lead of the Eisenhower administration, today introduced a resolution to grant 18-year olds the right to vote.

The Keating proposal to lower the voting age from 21 is in the form of a constitutional amendment, subject to ratification by three-fourths of the states.

Source: Vote For 18-Year-Olds, The Frederick Post, Frederick, Maryland, 28 May 1953, p. 13.

Also see the 26th Amendment, eventually passed in 1971.

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