Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that eliminated the poll tax as a qualification for voting in federal elections.
Poll taxes, taxes that had to be paid before a person could vote,
Through the enactment of the Twenty-fourth Amendment in 1964, Congress prohibited the use of poll taxes in federal elections. Virginia passed a statute that sought to circumvent the new amendment by offering voters the choice of either paying the tax or filing a certificate of residence six months before the election; however, the Court struck down this law in Harman v. Forssenius
In Harper v. Virginia State Board of Elections
Breedlove v. Suttles
Equal protection clause
Harper v. Virginia State Board of Elections
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