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What is a poll tax doing in North Dakota?

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Measure #1 on the November ballot has been proposed by the Legislature to repeal Section 6 of Article X of the North Dakota constitution:

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The legislative assembly may provide for the levy, collection and disposition of an annual poll tax of not more than one dollar and fifty cents on every male inhabitant of the state over twenty-one and under fifty years of age, except paupers, idiots, insane persons and Indians not taxed.

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