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A tax one must pay in order to vote. That is, a poll tax is a fee. Poll taxes are illegal in the United States as they discourage the poor (and, in some cases, racial minorities) from voting.
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poll taxa tax that is levied at a fixed rate per head of population. See LOCAL TAX.
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poll taxa TAX that is levied at a fixed rate per head of population. Poll tax was also used as a colloquial term to describe the UK's COMMUNITY CHARGE. See LUMP-SUM TAXES, LOCAL TAX.
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