"Legislative committee--General Assembly, undated", Item 002
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Page 2. this act during the three years next preceding that in which she offers to vote, provided that she shall, unless physically unable, prepare and deposit her ballot without aid, on such printed form as the law may prescribe; and, provided further, that the requirement that poll taxes shall have been personally paid at least six months prior to the election shall not apply to any election which may be held in the year in which this act becomes effective, for which year no poll tax is levied, but the payment of the poll tax for the year next succeeding the year in which this act becomes effective at any time before thirty days next preceding such election held in the year in which this act becomes effective shall entitle her to vote in such election, if otherwise qualified. Sec. 4. There is hereby levied, for the year succeeding the year in which this act becomes effective, and for every year thereafter, a State capitation tax of one dollar and fifty cents on every female resident of the State not less than twenty-one yea[r]s of age, one dollar of which shall be applied exclusively in aid of the public free schools, in proportion to the school population, and the residue shall be returned and paid by the State into the treasury of the county or city in which it was collected to be appropriated by the proper county or city authorities to such county or city purposes as they shall respectively determine; but said State capitation tax shall not be a lien upon, nor collected by legal process from, the personal property which may be exempt from levy or distress under the poor debtor's law. But no woman shall be required to pay more than one State poll tax for any one year, and any statutory provision in force on the day this act takes effect requiring the payment of State poll tax by women is hereby repealed. Sec. 5. Each registrar shall register every female citizen of the United States of his election district, who shall apply to be registered under the provisions of this act, and who is entitled to be registered under the said provisions, but no woman belonging to any of the classes mentioned in section twenty-three of the Constitution of Virginia shall be permitted to register or vote, and section ninety-three of the Code of Virginia, so far as applicable, shall be complied with. Furthermore, before a registrar shall register the name of any woman as a voter under this act. he shall be satisfied of her qualifications as hereinbefore prescribed, and every woman applying for registration shall, before she is registered, take and subscribe to the following oath: "I_______ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am entitled to register under the Act of Assembly of Virginia extending the right of suffrage to women, and that I am not disqualified from exercising the right of suffrage by the said act," which oath, so subscribed, shall be filed with the registrar and preserved with the books of registration. Sec. 6. All the provisions of law in any way concerning elections, in so far as the same are not in conflict with this act, shall be applicable to the registration and voting of women in like manner and to the same extent as they are now applicable to the registration and voting of men. Sec. 7. All acts or parts of acts in conflict with this act are to that extent hereby repealed. Sec. 8. This act shall not become effective until a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States extending the right of suffrage to women shall become a part of the Constitution of the United States in the manner prescribed by law, if such proposed amendment shall not become a part of the said Constitution until after the expiration of ninety days from the adjournment of this session of this General Assembly; but if such proposed amendment shall become a part of the said Constitution before the expiration of said ninety days, this act shall take effect ninety days after the adjournment of this session of the General Assembly.