North Carolina Qualifications for Suffrage and Office Amendment (August 1900)

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The North Carolina Qualifications for Suffrage and Office Amendment was on the August 2, 1910 ballot in North Carolina as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure created Article VI of the North Carolina Constitution, which dealt with qualifications related to an individual's ability to vote and eligibility to hold office.[1]

Section 4 of the new constitutional article was the most controversial, as the section included a poll tax, a literacy test, and a grandfather clause to protect white male voters from the test.[2]

Aftermath

The poll tax requirement was abolished in 1920.[2]

In 2014, North Carolina legislators introduced the Literacy Test Repeal Amendment to repeal Section 4 of Article VI of the North Carolina Constitution.

Election results

North Carolina Qualifications for Suffrage and Office Amendment (1900)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 182,117 58.67%
No128,28541.33%

Election results via: The Frederick Douglass Foundation, "A Brief History of the North Carolina Republican Party"

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