The Thirtieth Amendment (Amendment XXX) grants the District of Columbia full representation in the United States Congress, and full representation in the Electoral College system. It however does not grant the District full participation in the process by which the Constitution is amended. The Amendment also repeals the Twenty-third Amendment making it one of three to completely repeal a previous Amendment to the Constitution, the others being the Twenty-first and Twenty-ninth. This amendment was proposed by the Congress on August 21, 2010, and ratified on January 22, 2012.


Section 1. For purposes of representation in the Congress, election of the President and Vice President.

Section 2. The exercise of the rights and powers conferred under this article shall be by the people of the District constituting the seat of government, and as shall be provided by the Congress.

Section 3. The twenty-third article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

Section 4. This article shall be inoperative, unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission.

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