New York City Poised to Give Voting Rights to Noncitizens

New York City, long a beacon for immigrants, is on the cusp of becoming the largest places in the country to give noncitizens the right to vote in local elections.

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FILE - Voters sign in at Frank McCourt High School for New York's party primaries, June 22, 2021, in New York. New York City, long a beacon for immigrants, is on the cusp of becoming the largest place in the U.S. to give noncitizens the right to vote. Legally documented, voting-age noncitizens, who comprise nearly one in 10 of the city's 8.8 million inhabitants, would be allowed to cast votes in elections to pick the mayor, City Council members and other municipal officeholders under a bill nearing approval. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City, long a beacon for immigrants, is on the cusp of becoming the largest places in the country to give noncitizens the right to vote in local elections. Legally documented, voting-age noncitizens comprise nearly one in nine of the city’s 7 million voting-age inhabitants. Under a bill nearing approval, some 800,000 noncitizens would be allowed to cast ballots in elections to pick the mayor, City Council members and other…

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