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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:
Know YE, That the Congress of the United States, at the second

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

JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States

granting representation in the electoral college to the District of
Columbia.

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 :

“Article

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.

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States ratifying proposed amend

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TWENTY-THIRD AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION (73 STAT.

65 Stat. 710.

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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
of General Services, by virtue and in pursuance of Section 106b, Title
1 of the United States Code, do hereby certify that the Amendment
aforesaid has become valid, to all intents and purposes, as a part of
the Constitution of the United States.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the
seal of the General Services Administration to be affixed.
DonE at the City of Washington this 3rd day of April in the year

of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty-one.
[SEAL]

JOHN L. MOORE

PRIVATE LAWS

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