The 26th Amendment was passed by Congress on March 23, 1971, and ratified July 1, 1971. New Hampshire ratified the 26th Amendment on May 13th, 1971. The 26th amendment granted the right to vote to American citizens aged eighteen or older.
NH House Representative Mel Myler was directly involved with this process and here is what he has to say: "There is a little-known story of the grassroots effort to pass this amendment. In 1967, I was fortunate to be at the heart of initiating the creation of the Youth Franchise Coalition which became the sponsoring organization/movement to establish enabling 12 million new voters to enable them to participate as voters in the election process."
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