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.Page 2. this act for the three years next preceding that in which she offers to register; or if she comes of age at such time that no poll tax shall have been assessable against her for the year preceding the year in which she offers to register, has personally paid one dollar and fifty cents in satisfaction of the first year's poll tax assessable against her; and, Second; That, unless physically unable, she make application to register in her own hand-writing, without aid, suggestion, or memorandum, in the presence of the registration officers, stating therein her name, age, date and place of birth, residence and occupation at the time and for two years next preceding, and whether she has previously voted, and, if so, the state, county, and precinct in which she voted last, and;
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.Page 2. this act for the three years next preceding that in which she offers to register; or if she comes of age at such time that no poll tax shall have been assessable against her for the year preceding the year in which she offers to register, has personally paid one dollar and fifty cents in satisfaction of the first year's poll tax assessable against her; and, Second; That, unless physically unable, she make application to register in her own hand-writing, without aid, suggestion, or memorandum, in the presence of the registration officers, stating therein her name, age, date and place of birth, residence and occupation at the time and for two years next preceding, and whether she has previously voted, and, if so, the state, county, and precinct in which she voted last, and; Third; That she answer on oath any and all questions affecting her qualifications as an elector, submitted to her by the officers of registration, which questions, and answers thereto, shall be reduced to writing, certified by the said officers, and preserved as a part of their official records Sec. 3. Any person registered under the foregoing provisions of this act shall have the right to vote for electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, subject to the followingconditions; That she shall, as a prerequisite to the right to vote after the first day of July, nineteen hundred and twenty, personally pay at least six months prior to the election, all State poll taxes assessed or assessable against her under this act during the three years next preceding that in which she offers to vote, provided taht she shall, unless pysically 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 nineteen hundred and twenty, for which year no poll tax is levied, but the payment of the poll tax for the year nineteen hundred and twenty-one at any time before thirty days next preceding such election in the year nineteen hundred and twenty shall entitle her to vote in such election. Sec. 4. There is hereby levied, for the year nineteen hundred and twenty-one 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 years of age, one dollar of which shall be applied exclusively in adi 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 authorities to such county or city purposes as they shall respectively determine; but said State capitation tax shall not be 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. 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 the following oath: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am entitled to register under the Act of Assembly of Virginia providing for presidential suffrage for women, and that I am not disqualified from exercising the right of such suffrage by the said act," which oath, so subscribed, shall be filed with the registrar and preserved with the books of registration. The names of all such female citizens as are hereinbefore mentioned shall be recorded by the registrar in separate books from those in which the names of male voters are registered. Sec. 6. There shall be prrovided by the regular election officials; for the use of women citizens entitled to vote under this act a special

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.Page 2. this act for the three years next preceding that in which she offers to register; or if she comes of age at such time that no poll tax shall have been assessable against her for the year preceding the year in which she offers to register, has personally paid one dollar and fifty cents in satisfaction of the first year's poll tax assessable against her; and, Second; That, unless physically unable, she make application to register in her own hand-writing, without aid, suggestion, or memorandum, in the presence of the registration officers, stating therein her name, age, date and place of birth, residence and occupation at the time and for two years next preceding, and whether she has previously voted, and, if so, the state, county, and precinct in which she voted last, and; Third; That she answer on oath any and all questions affecting her qualifications as an elector, submitted to her by the officers of registration, which questions, and answers thereto, shall be reduced to writing, certified by the said officers, and preserved as a part of their official records Sec. 3. Any person registered under the foregoing provisions of this act shall have the right to vote for electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, subject to the followingconditions; That she shall, as a prerequisite to the right to vote after the first day of July, nineteen hundred and twenty, personally pay at least six months prior to the election, all State poll taxes assessed or assessable against her under this act during the three years next preceding that in which she offers to vote, provided taht she shall, unless pysically 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 nineteen hundred and twenty, for which year no poll tax is levied, but the payment of the poll tax for the year nineteen hundred and twenty-one at any time before thirty days next preceding such election in the year nineteen hundred and twenty shall entitle her to vote in such election. Sec. 4. There is hereby levied, for the year nineteen hundred and twenty-one 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 years of age, one dollar of which shall be applied exclusively in adi 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 authorities to such county or city purposes as they shall respectively determine; but said State capitation tax shall not be 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. 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 the following oath: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am entitled to register under the Act of Assembly of Virginia providing for presidential suffrage for women, and that I am not disqualified from exercising the right of such suffrage by the said act," which oath, so subscribed, shall be filed with the registrar and preserved with the books of registration. The names of all such female citizens as are hereinbefore mentioned shall be recorded by the registrar in separate books from those in which the names of male voters are registered. Sec. 6. There shall be prrovided by the regular election officials; for the use of women citizens entitled to vote under this act a special