“New York City lawmakers are set to vote on a measure that if passed would allow roughly 800,000 non-citizens to vote in municipal elections.
The proposed bill would amend the city’s charter by including a new chapter that would allow green card holders and those with work authorizations visas to vote in citywide elections. The bill would also allow for the creation of a separate municipal voter registry and registration process.
The Democrat-controlled City Council will vote on the bill Dec. 9.
Mayor-elect Eric Adams, a Democrat, supported the idea and campaigned on it during his election earlier this year.”