Noncitizens One Step Closer To Voting in D.C. Elections

D.C. Council votes in favor of changing election code to allow noncitizens ability to vote
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 15: Migrants from Central and South America wait near the residence of US Vice President Kamala Harris after being dropped off on September 15, 2022 in Washington, DC. Texas Governor Greg Abbott dispatched buses carrying migrants from the southern border to Harris' home early Thursday morning. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The District of Columbia government advanced an initiative allowing 50,000 noncitizens in the district to vote in local elections.
  • Since April, Texas has bussed more than 8,200 migrants to D.C.
  • Following the D.C. Council’s 12-1 vote this week, the bill will need to pass a second vote before going to the mayor.

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