Volta School in Merced County, 1914. Volta precinct voted down Proposition 10, “Abolition of Poll Tax,” with a margin of 56 to 26. The poll tax was used to fund public schools like this one.
Volta School in Merced County, 1914. Volta precinct voted down Proposition 10, “Abolition of Poll Tax,” with a margin of 56 to 26. The poll tax was used to fund public schools like this one. Courthouse Museum Collection
Volta School in Merced County, 1914. Volta precinct voted down Proposition 10, “Abolition of Poll Tax,” with a margin of 56 to 26. The poll tax was used to fund public schools like this one. Courthouse Museum Collection

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November 01, 2014 5:00 AM

Sarah Lim: 100 years since the poll tax was enacted

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