Poll Tax

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Poll Tax

A specified sum of money levied upon each person who votes.

Poll taxes, as a prerequisite to voting in federal elections, are prohibited by the Twenty-Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and have been held unconstitutional with respect to state elections.

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See Paul Motter, Breaking Down the Alaska Head Tax, CRUISEMATES, http://cwww.cruisemates.com/articles/feature/Alaska-Cruise-Tax-072310.cfm (last visited May 1, 2019).
57), the story is personalized through the presentation of the granddaughter of an immigrant to Canada from China who discusses the effects that the head tax had on her grandfather and the distress it caused him: "Yam's grandfather was cut off from his family in China until 1947" (p.
As a result of these exemptions, the court said that the uniformity that characterizes poll or head taxes does not exist.
Head taxes varied according to the condition of the person being taxed.
The apology included an announcement of formal redress, which provided individuals who paid the Chinese Head Tax (or their living spouses) with $20,000 in compensation.
He also became Moderator of the 20th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada in 1894 and was one of the few Canadians to speak out against the head tax on Chinese immigrants.
* A basic-income guarantee (BIG) program is a negative head tax, a lump-sum payment simply for being alive.
Tanya Sheehan examines the production of feeling in late nineteenth-century commercial portraits of black subjects, and the way the smile depends on racial subjugation, while Lily Cho's essay on Chinese head tax photographs discusses the absolute lack of affect as a potential mode of resistance in early twentieth-century Canada.
On July 23, veteran social justice and Head Tax redress activist Sid Chow Tan launched his campaign to seek a COPE nomination for Vancouver City Council.
The government also agreed to give back to NCL US$4 of every US$7 paid in passenger head tax.
There, the so-called aACAyfighters for the bright future of Syria' from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have imposed a head tax aACAo jizya aACAo on all the remaining Christians.
After the tribute system or head tax to Spain was abolished, the cedula was issued to all Filipinos upon payment of a residence tax.