Origin of poll tax
Examples from the Web for poll tax
One of these imposts was the poll-tax, similar to that which gave rise to Wat.Roumania Past and Present|James Samuelson
The payment of an annual poll-tax of $2.50 is a prerequisite to voting.
An annual poll-tax is also collected for the schools from every adult male.
Mr. Nicholas said a tax on salt was equally objectionable, whether it was considered as a poll-tax, or as a tax upon agriculture.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
The poll-tax was abolished as a prerequisite for voting in the case of women.
British Dictionary definitions for poll tax
Culture definitions for poll tax
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.