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AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION 1961
ADMINISTRATOR OF GENERAL SERVICES
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Amendment to the
To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting:
Twenty-third session, eighty-sixth Congress begun at the City of Washington on Constitution. Wednesday, the sixth day of January, in the year one thousand nine hundred and sixty, passed a Joint Resolution in the words and figures as follows: to wit
granting representation in the electoral college to the District of
74 Stat. 1057.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is hereby proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the the United States which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution only if ratified by the legislatures of three-forths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission by the Congress :
District of Columbia.
Representation in electoral college.
“SECTION 1. The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct:
“A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.
“Sec. 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”
And, further, that it appears from official documents on file in the General Services Administration that the Amendment to the Con- mento stitution of the United States proposed as aforesaid has been ratified by the Legislatures of the States of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
States ratifying proposed amend
TWENTY-THIRD AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION (73 STAT.
65 Stat. 710.
And, further, that the States whose Legislatures have so ratified the said proposed Amendment constitute the requisite three-fourths of the whole number of States in the United States.
Now, therefore, be it known that I, John L. Moore, Administrator
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the
of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty-one.
JOHN L. MOORE