By Chris Tobias On Friday, July 22, the New York City Law Department filed a notice that it would appeal with the Appellate Division, Second Department. The effort gives hope in the fight to enfranchise nearly 1 million new voters starting next year. Local Law 11 is a new law extending voting rights to certain […]
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.
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 City will become the largest municipality in the country to allow legal residents to vote if the legislation is approved as expected in December.
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 […]