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HJR 13, 59th Regular Session
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas so as to repeal the provision making payment of the poll tax a requirement for voting and so as to authorize the Legislature to provide for the registration of all voters.

Proposition Prop. 7 - For repealing the poll tax as a requirement for voting.

Outcome: Adopted

Election date: 11/08/1966

Votes for: 659,604
Votes against: 466,119

Enabling legislation
SB 1 (56 1st C.S.)

Articles affected Article 6 : Amends §2    Amends §4   

Vote totals for this amendment were not included in the official tabulation of votes cast for and against constitutional amendments at the general election held November 8, 1966. When the official tabulation was made on November 25, 1966, Secretary of State John L. Hill was enjoined from tabulating, estimating or canvassing the returns of the November 8 election with respect to the amendment proposed under House Joint Resolution 13 and from declaring the result of the election on this proposition; this injunction was later overturned by the Court of Civil Appeals (414 S.W.2d 684). On November 2, 1967, the vote was certified.

Analyses of proposed amendments:
Texas Legislative Council Analyses of Proposed Constitutional Amendments for the November 8, 1966 election.

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