Monday, January 10, 2022

NYC law allows will noncitizens to vote in local elections

Bobby Caina Calvan for the Associate Press reports that more than 800,000 noncitizens and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in New York City will be able to vote in municipal elections as early as next year under a new law.  Unless a judge halts its implementation, New York City will "grant widespread municipal voting rights to noncitizens. More than a dozen communities across the U.S. already allow noncitizens to cast ballots in local elections, including 11 towns in Maryland and two in Vermont. Noncitizens still wouldn’t be able to vote for president or members of Congress in federal races, or in the state elections that pick the governor, judges and legislators."


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