New York City to Grant Noncitizens the Right to Vote

800,000 New Yorkers will now be able to vote for mayor and other local positions as City Council passes the Our City Our Vote Bill.

New York City to Grant Noncitizens the Right to Vote

People cast their vote for the 2020 U.S Presidential Election at a polling site in Manhattan on November 3, 2020 in New York City. (Shutterstock) By Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio, Documented NY New York City will become the largest municipality in the nation to permit noncitizens to vote in local elections, after the New […]

New York Moves to Allow 800,000 Noncitizens to Vote in Local Elections

New York City will become the largest municipality in the country to allow legal residents to vote if the legislation is approved as expected in December.

New York Moves to Allow 800,000 Noncitizens to Vote in Local Elections

By Jeffery C. Mays and Annie Correal, NY Times For decades, lawmakers and immigrant advocates in New York City have pushed for legislation that would allow legal residents who are not citizens to vote in municipal elections, a right they had in school board elections until the boards were abolished in the early 2000s. Now […]

Why the John Lewis Voting Rights Act is Already Doomed in the Senate

Why the John Lewis Voting Rights Act is Already Doomed in the Senate

By Chris Cillizza, CNN The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, legislation that would strengthen the federal government’s role in overseeing election law changes that could disenfranchise minority groups, passed the House on Tuesday — a victory for Democrats who believe it is a necessary response to the erosion of election protections by the Supreme […]