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Before 1961, why couldn't residents of Washington, D.C., vote in presidential elections?

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Answered Sep 18History
Sarah TerrisUCL Graduate in Pharmaceutics with 3 years of tutoring experience

In 1973, DC was given the ability to vote for a mayor and a council. And there is no official representation in the US House of Representatives or in the Senate. ... However, that changed in 1961 with the passage of the 23rd Amendment, when the District was given 3 electoral votes.