New York City lawmakers are pushing to open up voting in municipal elections to over 800,000 non-citizen residents, such as green-card holders and others.
The City Council is expected to pass legislation, dubbed “Our City, Our Vote,” on December 9, opening up New York City elections and ballot initiatives to the city’s non-citizen population. Approving the legislation would make New York City the largest municipality in the United States that allows non-citizens to vote, according to The New York Times.
One councilmember said that New York City is creating a model for Democrats as Republicans implement election reforms across states such as Florida, Texas, and Georgia.
“It’s important for the Democratic Party to look at New York City and see that when voting rights are being attacked, we