New York City Gives Citizens of Other Countries the Right to Vote in Local Elections

Article author: 
Ira Mehlman
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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
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National Issues
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Self-governance – the right of citizens to chart their own course and determine their own leaders – was one of the founding principles of our nation. Nearly 250 years later, in the nation’s largest city, the New York City Council,enacted by an overwhelming majority a measure that grants citizens of other countries the right to vote in local elections. . . .