Poll taxes in California

Those of you in Southern California know how interesting and fun the monthly Rose Bowl Flea Market can be:  collectibles, antiques, and people-watching.

This morning I went with my daughter, and picked up an unusual find (at least unusual to me, as this is something I had never seen before):  a collection of poll tax receipts, from 1901-1909, from San Diego California, CA.  Two of them are reproduced below.

I’ve not researched their history, nor the history of poll taxes in California.  If any readers have tips on where to find out more about this aspect of California’s election administration history, please get in touch.