BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota voters have repealed a voting
tax that was in the state constitution but never collected.
The North Dakota Constitution permitted a so-called poll tax of
up to $1.50 per year on men aged 21 to 50. The provision dates back
to statehood in 1889, and the amount is about $35 in today's
The Legislature has never approved such a tax, and a federal
constitutional amendment and a U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawed
poll taxes in every state in the 1960s.
The measure voters approved Tuesday removes the language from
the state constitution.