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Constitutional Law Keyed to Rotunda
Harper v. Virginia State Board of Elections
Citation:383 U.S. 663 (1966)
The right to vote in state elections is nowhere expressly mentioned in the Constitution. It is argued that the right to vote in state elections is implicit, particularly by reason of the First Amendment and that it may not constitutionally be conditioned upon the payment of a tax or fee. The Virginia residents claim that Virginia’s poll tax violates that Constitution.
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