from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tax levied on people rather than on property, often as a requirement for voting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tax determined as a uniform, fixed amount per individual.
- n. A tax required in order to vote.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a tax levied by the head, or poll; a capitation tax.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tax levied at so much per head of the adult male population; a capitation-tax: formerly common in England, and still levied in some of the United States, as well as in a few of the countries of continental Europe. Formerly also called poll-money, polling-pence, and poll-silver.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tax of a fixed amount per person and payable as a requirement for the right to vote
So, the Southern Conference poll tax committee became the originator of this national committee to abolish the poll tax.
Page 100 and worked and worked and finally, they got a guy from California named Lee Geyer who would introduce the bill in the house to abolish the poll tax in Federal elections.
Was working for the abolotion of the poll tax and that went on for years and years.
In the meantime, Farley, after this poll tax bill was introduced or maybe before it was introduced, he came down to the Democratic National
Of course, it was taken away from them by all these different disen-franchising provisions, all the poll tax and white primaries and so forth.
I remember Lester Hill telling Virginia that, "if you guarrantee that this thing is going to pass, I'll support it, because the kind of folks that we'll get from abolishing the poll tax are the ones that will vote for me."
You see, wasn't their action just .... very few of the states were ready to abolish the poll tax and the action was in Washington because it was becoming a national issue and it became a great national issue all overthe country.
The elective franchise contains the following conditions, viz: a voter must be twenty-one years old, he must be able to read or to understand the state Constitution when read to him (that is, a layman's and not an academician's understanding of the Constitution); he must have resided in the state two years and in the precinct one year, and have paid all taxes, including an annual poll tax of $2 for two years preceding the election.
So, she stayed away about fifteen minutes and she came back and looked very upset, and that was before she took voice lessons, so when she got upset, her voice went very high and almost squaked and she said that as far as Franklin was concerned, he had said that he wasn't going to touch the poll tax with a ten foot pole and she couldn't have any open part in it either.