More Than A Million New Yorkers May Get The Right To Vote For The First Time

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Think Progress – BY KIRA LERNER

New York City could soon give more than one million of its noncitizen residents the right to vote in local elections.

The city council is currently drafting legislation that could be introduced as soon as this spring which would permit noncitizens who are legally documented residents to vote in municipal elections, according to The Guardian. Non-citizens currently make up around 21 percent of the voting age population of the city and almost one million of the 1.3 million non-citizens in New York are documented immigrants who would be enfranchised by the law change. Full Story