If a second poll is necessary a relative majority is sufficient.
Poll results listed a mixed bag.
The hut and poll taxes yield about £62,000 a year.
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.
Poll taxes are levied by the counties and townships for school and local purposes.