Should noncitizens be granted voting rights?
New York City became the largest city in the country to grant noncitizens voting rights when the City Council on Thursday approved a measure that would allow as many as 800,000 legal residents to vote in local elections.
Starting in January 2023, any New York resident with a green card or legal right to work in the city will be eligible to cast a ballot in races for mayor, city council and other citywide offices. They are still barred from voting in state or federal elections.
Noncitizen voting was widespread throughout the...