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Thursday, July 13, 2017

College Park considers extending local voting rights to noncitizens

WASHINGTON — College Park’s mayor and council are considering a move to allow residents who are not United States citizens to vote in local elections.

The move would require change the city’s charter amendment, but College Park would not be alone in allowing noncitizens to vote in municipal elections. Other Maryland municipalities that allow residents who are not citizens to vote include Takoma Park, Hyattsville, Somerset, Glen Echo, Martin’s Additions and most recently, Mt. Rainier.

“I’m kind of torn. I sit on the fence. I kind of see both sides,” said Dan Blasburg of College Park. “The hang-up I have is nonresidents of the city having a say in what happens with regards to city politics and what goes on. And I don’t know how to rectify that.”

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Doesn't this sound like desperation from Democrats?

Anonymous said...

Doesn't this violate Federal Election Regulations?

Anonymous said...

WTF???
I really don't know what has happened to our country! PTA fine, but not government elections.
Ole Wooden Teeth is rolling over in his grave!

Anonymous said...

It's not non-residents, it's non-citizens, as in those who may as well be visitors or temporary occupants of dwellings.

Will hotel and motel guests be able to vote, too?

Anonymous said...

1:31....Re-read the first sentence. "move to allow residents who are not United States Citizens to vote..."

Anonymous said...

Don't look for the Md. Attorney General to oppose this one.

Anonymous said...

another violation of the Constitution from maryland

Anonymous said...

total dem bs