The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 24 (24th Amendment – Poll Taxes Barred)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 24 (Twenty-Fourth Amendment)

Amendment XXIV. (Poll Taxes Barred)

Passed by Congress August 27, 1962. Ratified January 23, 1964.

Section 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 poll tax or other tax.

Section 2.
The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

 
 


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