1966 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the “poll tax” was unconstitutional.

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Recalling an Era When the Color of Your Skin Meant You Paid to Vote.

In 1966 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6–3 in Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections that poll taxes for any level of elections were unconstitutional.

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