Subject to such exceptions as the Legislature may prescribe, all citizens of the United States, over the age of eighteen (18) years, who are bona fide residents of this state, are qualified electors of this state. Originally, this section restricted the right to vote to male citizens over the age of 21 (with elaborate residency requirements for the state, county, and precinct). In 1910 the voters approved an initiative petition requiring voters to pass a literacy test before voting. There was a grandfather clause in the petition, which basically exempted whites...
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