The Burlington City Council voted Monday night to allow voters next year to decide whether non-citizens should be allowed to vote in municipal elections.
"Roof’s resolution pushes the City Council to encourage all community members to actively participate in Burlington’s democracy. He states all citizens' votes should matter since all citizens live here and pay taxes. His resolution also argues that denying suffrage to noncitizens goes against the city of Burlington's values. He says the resolution aligns with the primary goal of the Diversity and Equity Strategic Plan, which the council unanimously supported in 2014..”
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