New York City Set to Provide Voting Rights to Non-Citizens

New York City Set to Provide Voting Rights to Non-Citizens


The New York City Council is set to pass legislation that would provide non-citizens who possess a green card the right to vote in city elections.

The measure reportedly has the support of a veto-proof majority in the council, with current Mayor Bill de Blasio making it clear he won’t overturn the legislation with a veto if it passes. However, the Mayor has indicated he believes the Council lacks the legal authority to provide non-citizens with voting rights. De Blasio’s term is slated to end in January, with Mayor-elect Eric Adams entering office.

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The plan would only give non-citizens with rights to vote in city

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