N.Y. Supreme Court strikes down NYC law granting voting rights to non-citizen residents
The New York state Supreme Court rules that non-citizens can not vote in local elections.
The New York City Council approved the "Our City, Our Vote" bill in December, and it became law in January. The law allowed legal residents, including those with green cards, to vote in municipal elections starting in 2023.
A group of Republican lawmakers filed suit in Staten Island Supreme Court to block the measure, which would have allowed an estimated 800,000 adults to vote for mayor, public advocate, city council and borough presidents.