Updated November 14, 2014 9:45 PM
By MATTHEW CHAYES firstname.lastname@example.org
Noncitizen New Yorkers would be allowed to vote in municipal elections, under a bill to be introduced before the City Council that could by one estimate enfranchise 800,000 new voters.
Details of the legislation were sparse Friday, but a previous version would have permitted noncitizens to cast ballots in the race for mayor, public advocate, comptroller, City Council member and borough president. The new voters would be able to register in political parties. It covered green card and visa holders who have lived in New York for at least six months. Immigrants in the country illegally could not vote. Full article