Constitution of the United States of America: Amendment XXIV

Ratified: January 23, 1964

This post is the latest of a series in which we share the verbatim text of the U.S. Code, a codification of all acts of the United States Congress. The Code starts with America’s “organic laws,” which provide the foundation for the government of the United States of America. The fourth of these documents is the Constitution itself, which has 4 parts: the Preamble, 7 Articles, the ratified amendments, and the proposed amendments.


ARTICLES IN ADDITION TO, AND AMENDMENT OF, THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PROPOSED BY CONGRESS, AND RATIFIED BY THE LEGISLATURES OF THE SEVERAL STATES, PURSUANT TO THE FIFTH ARTICLE OF THE ORIGINAL CONSTITUTION


ARTICLE XXIV

SECTION 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.

SECTION 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.