Living In A Republican World – ‘No Money, No Vote: Ohio Republicans’ Diabolical Plan For A Poll Tax’
‘Twenty-four members of the Ohio House of Representatives — all Republicans — cosponsored a bill introduced last week that would require many Ohio residents to pay an actual poll tax in order to vote’.
‘Under this legislation, many voters would have to pay a fee in order to obtain an ID card that they need to vote, thus effectively imposing a tax on the right to vote’.
‘Though the bill permits voters who lack ID to obtain a special voter ID card issued by the state, this card costs $8.50′.
‘One provision of the bill does permit voters to be exempted from this fee if their income “does not exceed one hundred per cent of the federal poverty guidelines,” but that’s an annual income of only $11,770 a year for a single person in 2015’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/05/13/3657958/ohio-republicans-want-enact-literal-poll-tax-2016-election/