The New York Times reports:
The city council here on Thursday approved a measure that will allow immigrants who are not U.S. citizens to vote for mayor and other key municipal positions, a historic move that is igniting threats of legal challenges from Republicans and hopes from Democrats that other cities will follow suit.
The council voted 33 to 14 with two abstentions and the measure immediately grants noncitizens significant leverage over a broad array of elective offices, including the mayor, city council, comptroller, the public advocate and the leaders of the city’s five boroughs who oversee issues such as zoning.
Read the full article. New York City presently has around one million adult non-citizen residents.
BREAKING: The @NYCCouncil just passed the historic #OurCityOurVote legislation granting eligible lawful permanent residents in New York City the right to vote in municipal elections, paving the way to make New York City the largest city in the country to do so.
— NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson (@NYCSpeakerCoJo) December 9, 2021
Breaking: City Council just passed a bill that would allow noncitizens to vote in city elections starting in 2023.
Who is eligible? Lawful permanent residents of NYC, including green card holders, and people authorized to work in the U.S. who reside in NYC.
— NYC Votes (@NYCVotes) December 9, 2021
#NYC becomes the largest city to allow non-citizens to vote — green card holders, those with work permits after 30 days — 800,000 more #immigrant voters added for local #Elections pic.twitter.com/P2JQIPu7Js
— Carolyn Presutti (@CarolynVOA) December 9, 2021
Nearly 1 million immigrant New Yorkers will be able to vote in local elections!
— Murad Awawdeh (@HeyItsMurad) December 9, 2021