Mayor Eric Adams supports non-citizens voting.
Updated: Jan 9, 2022
Mayor Adams has come out in support of non-citizens voting in New York City. Anyone who has been in the city will be allowed to vote in city elections, starting in 2023.
The City Council approved the “Our City, Our Vote” measure in December, despite concerns from more than a dozen lawmakers, former Mayor Bill de Blasio and some constitutional experts. The bill granted approximately 800,000 legal, non-citizen residents — such as green card holders and recipients of deferred action — the right to vote in municipal contests, but not state or federal elections. Read more here.