Amendment Twenty-Four
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Amendment Twenty-Four: Abolished the poll tax for all federal elections. A poll tax was a tax of anywhere from one to a few dollars that had to be paid annually by each voter in order to be able to cast a vote.
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Summary: Two sections - no amendments applicable. The right of citizens to vote in primary or other elections for President, Vice-President, Senator or Representative in Congress shall not be denied or abridged by the U.S. or any State for failure to pay any poll tax or other tax. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
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Language Amended Out: Nothing has been amended out.
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Ratification date: 1/24/1964
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