Originally published at: https://populist.press/new-york-city-grants-noncitizens-the-right-to-vote-in-local-elections/

New York City became the largest city in America to allow noncitizens to vote in local elections following a Thursday City Council vote. 

Indeed, the City Council overwhelmingly approved legislation granting the right to more than 800,000 legal residents, the New York Times reports. 
Noncitizens will be able to begin registering to vote in a year. They could begin voting in local elections as of January 9, 2023, according to the City Council. 

The legislation affects those with green cards or the right to work in the U.S. It does not, however, enable them to vote in state or federal elections. 
“People who are looking to get elected to office will now have …

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