Jefferson Ward: List of Qualified Voters, Election Tuesday, November 7, 1933

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Title

Jefferson Ward: List of Qualified Voters, Election Tuesday, November 7, 1933

Description

This 1933 booklet provides “a list of persons in Jefferson Ward in the City of Richmond, who have paid their State Poll Taxes.” Poll taxes were enacted by many southern states after Reconstruction to suppress African American voting. Such taxes were a precondition for voting and thus disenfranchised those who could not pay the fee.

Use of the poll tax in federal elections was abolished with the passage of the Twenty-fourth Amendment in 1964, and in state-level elections by the 1966 Supreme Court decision in Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections.

The booklet is divided into “WHITE” voters, listed in the first 274 pages, and “COLORED” voters, listed on pages 275 to 304.

Creator

Unknown, but presumably “H. L. Hulce, Treasurer of the City of Richmond, Virginia,” who swore “that the foregoing is a true list,” as described on page 305.

Source

General collection, Call Number F233.69 .J3, Library of the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Virginia Historical Society

Date

1933

Contributor

Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Virginia Historical Society

Rights

NO COPYRIGHT – UNITED STATES

The organization that has made the Item available believes that the Item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The Item may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries. Please refer to the organization that has made the Item available for more information.
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Acknowledgement of the Virginia Historical Society as a source is requested.

Notes

Learn more:

Controlling the Vote -- Rights. Registration. Representation. Discovery Set, Social Welfare History Image Portal
Poll tax materials, Social Welfare History Image Portal 
Tarter, B. Poll Tax, Encyclopedia Virginia

Citation

Unknown, but presumably “H. L. Hulce, Treasurer of the City of Richmond, Virginia,” who swore “that the foregoing is a true list,” as described on page 305., “Jefferson Ward: List of Qualified Voters, Election Tuesday, November 7, 1933,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed December 8, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/516.