An ID card to vote would be a poll tax if it was at all costly or difficult for some to acquire.
Am I going to get a "knock on the door" asking me to explain how Fidel's proletarian paradise knew so much about the poll tax?
A poll tax upon slaves is altogether different from a poll-tax upon freemen.
He said that a poll tax might be levied on the subjects of Charles and Francis then in London.
As holding possession of London and the central organization the parliament voted subsidies and a poll tax.
The most common and the most hated source of income in Virginia was the poll tax.
The poll tax and the insurance tax were used for other purposes.
It declared the poll tax levied in 1868, 1869 and 1870 illegal.
Thus in Missouri we find a statute of 1843 allowing a deaf man to be exempt from the poll tax and the tax on property up to $300.
Though the poll tax usually was not excessive, it was a source of constant irritation.
A tax required as a qualification for voting. After the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution extended the vote to blacks in 1870, many southern states instituted poll taxes to prevent blacks from voting. The Twenty-fourth Amendment to the Constitution, adopted in 1964, prohibits poll taxes for federal elections.