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NYC Mayor Says He Supports Recently Passed Legislation Allowing 800,000 Noncitizens To Vote

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Newly sworn in New York City Mayor Eric Adams said Saturday that he supports legislation passed by the city council allowing non-citizens to vote in local elections.

“I believe that New Yorkers should have a say in their government, which is why I have and will continue to support this important legislation,” Adams, a Democrat who took office at the start of 2022, said in a statement. “While I initially had some concerns about one aspect of the bill, I had a productive dialogue with my colleagues in government that put those concerns at ease. I believe allowing the legislation to be enacted is by far the best choice, and look forward to bringing millions more into the democratic process.”

On his first day in office last week, Adams was asked about the bill and said he was concerned the provision stating that a non-citizen voter only had to be in the city for 30 days to qualify to vote.

The bill, known as “Our city, our vote”, was approved by the city council in December… (Read more)