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  • 1956
  • Description
  • Citizenship test from the Voters' Registration act of 1958 (Act 321, H.B. 718). Applicants for voter registration were required to read and write a section of the Georgia Constitution as a literacy test. If they could not read or write, they could take an oral examination to demonstrate that they understood "the duties of citizenship under a republican form of government..." Applicants had to correctly answers 20 out of 30 questions. Racial Br... more
    Citizenship test from the Voters' Registration act of 1958 (Act 321, H.B. 718). Applicants for voter registration were required to read and write a section of the Georgia Constitution as a literacy test. If they could not read or write, they could take an oral examination to demonstrate that they understood "the duties of citizenship under a republican form of government..." Applicants had to correctly answers 20 out of 30 questions. Racial Breakdown Files, Elections Division, Secretary of State, 2-2-25-10. less
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