NYC Law Allowing Noncitizen Voting Goes Into Effect

Gothamist reports:

The new law took effect at the stroke of midnight Sunday, 30-days after it was passed by the City Council. It will enable anyone who has legally been living in the city for 30-days to register and vote in local elections.

Mayor Eric Adams has spoken out in support of the legislation in past, but his most recent comments at the last mayoral debate in October and then again last month on the day the Council was voting on the bill signaled he had some reservations about the legality of the new law and specific concerns about the residency provision.

But late Saturday evening, Adams issued a short statement that said he will continue to support the legislation.

Read the full article. The law went into effect without Adams’ signature and the city council would have likely overridden his veto.