NYC Council to decide on letting noncitizens vote in local elections

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Newsday March 22, 2015 8:10 PM
By MATTHEW CHAYES matthew.chayes@newsday.com

The City Council is drafting legislation to let noncitizens vote in New York City’s municipal elections, a move that could bolster the clout of recent immigrants in races across the five boroughs.

The policy, if enacted, would make the city one of just eight jurisdictions in the nation, and by far the largest, where U.S. citizenship isn’t required to cast a ballot, according to iVote NYC, a coalition of immigrant advocates and allied groups that supports the change. Full Article