1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.
2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Only 5 states had poll taxes when the amendment became part of the Constitution.
According to Alma Allen, who paid her first poll tax when she was 21 years old,
Now the reasons Allen wants to get this vote are all symbolic ones.
“It’s the principle,” Allen said.
I find it ironic that Allen is getting 100% in the House at a time when it is again considering passing what amounts to a poll tax in the Voter ID Bill, SB 362.
A bill that requires that voters identify themselves with a photo ID.
A photo ID that they have to pay a fee for.
Obviously there are a bunch of state reps in
Or maybe they do, and by voting for ratification they are simply saying that they were AGAINST a poll tax before they were FOR it.