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SJR 7, 49th Regular Session
Proposing an Amendment to Section 2 of Article VI of the Constitution of Texas so as to provide that members of the Army, Navy, or other branch or component part of the Armed Forces of the United States during any nationally declared emergency, or during any time when the United States is at war with another country, who would otherwise be eligible to vote under the laws of Texas to vote without the requirement of having paid any poll tax assessed against them or of holding a receipt therefor.

Proposition For the amendment to Article VI of the Constitution of Texas, providing that any person in the armed forces of the United States, or the Armed Forces Reserve of the United States, or of any branch or component part thereof, or of the United States Maritime Service, or the United States Merchant Marine, or who has been a member of same within eighteen months prior to the holding of any election in this state authorized by law, and is otherwise a qualified voter, shall not be required to pay, or to hold a receipt for the payment of, a poll tax in order to vote at any such election, if the same is held while the United States is a war or within a certain stated time thereafter.

Outcome: Adopted

Election date: 08/25/1945

Votes for: 143,865
Votes against: 38,679

Articles affected Article 6 : Adds §2a   

See General Laws p. 1041.

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