Non-citizen voting step in right direction


WSN Editorial Board

The New York City council is currently drafting a bill that will allow non-citizens with legal immigration status to vote in municipal elections. If passed, New York City would become the largest of just eight jurisdictions in the nation that permit non-citizens to vote. The proposal is being spearheaded by councilman Daniel Dromm from Queens, who stated that discussions with the mayor will likely begin soon. Given that immigrants make up approximately 37 percent of New York City’s population, this change will have a large impact, hopefully making elections more representative of the city’s demographics. Full Story