From 1821 to 1891 the payment of at least a poll-tax was a condition precedent to the exercise of the suffrage.
If a second poll is necessary a relative majority is sufficient.
The hut and poll taxes yield about £62,000 a year.
One Gallup poll at the time said more people knew about the trial than knew the full name of the president.
There is no doubt but that in the Maccabean times and onward 218 was the shekel; but the use of the word darkemon by Ezra and Nehemiah, and the probabilities of their case, point to the daragmaneh, 1/60 maneh or shekel of Assyria; and the mention of 1/3 shekel by Nehemiah as poll tax nearly proves that the 129 and not 218 grains is intended, as 218 is not divisible by 3.