Amendments To
The Constitution of the United States of America
Amendment 23: Electors Provided for the District of
Columbia

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.

Section 2.

The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by
appropriate legislation.

Proposed: June 17, 1960
Ratified:  April 3, 1961
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