NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A invoice permitting noncitizen residents to vote in New York City has grow to be legislation.
The Metropolis Council approved the “Our City, Our Vote” bill in December and the 30-day time restrict for the mayor to take motion in opposition to the invoice expired at midnight Sunday.
Greater than 800,000 noncitizens will have the ability to vote in native elections as quickly as subsequent yr.
In an announcement, Mayor Eric Adams stated, “Whereas I initially had some considerations about one facet of the invoice, I had a productive dialogue with my colleagues in authorities that put these considerations comfy. I consider permitting the laws to be enacted is by far the only option, and sit up for bringing thousands and thousands into the democratic course of.”
New York is probably the most populous metropolis within the U.S. to grant voting rights to noncitizens.