Constitutional Amendment 24

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Poll Tax Barred as Prerequisite in Federal Elections.

(The following proposed amendment was approved by the Eighty-eighth Congress on January 23, 1964, when it was ratified by 38 of the 50 States. It had been submitted to the States by Congress August 27, 1962.)

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 any poll tax or other tax.

Section 2

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

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