Timelines
Right to Vote - Equality for Youth

  • 1941
    "Old enough to fight, old enough to vote" Coined In Effort To Lower Voting Age

  • 1942
    West Virginia Senator Proposes Lowering Age To Vote

  • 1943
    Georgia Becomes First State To Lower Voting Age

  • 1960
    War Protests Revive Call For Change In Voting Age

  • 1969
    Resolutions To Lower Voting Age Introduced In Congress

  • 1970
    Congress Can Lower Voting Age In Federal, But Not State Or Local Elections
    Other Countries Lower Voting Age

  • 1971
    26th Amendment Lowers Voting Age

  • 1972
    New, Young Voters Turn Out In High Numbers

  • 1999
    States Consider Lowering Voting Age Further