Burlington City Council to vote on non-citizen voting – Seven Days

The city council of Vermont’s largest city will consider a resolution approving non-citizen voting, which if approved could put the question to Queen City voters at Town Meeting next March. The sponsoring city councilor said "All residents have the right, in my eyes, to participate in a democratic process, and the highest level of participation in that process is being able to cast your vote."

"It wouldn't be the first time Burlingtonians considered the question. In 2015, voters shot down a noncitizen voting measure, 58 to 42 percent. That same year, a 55 percent majority rejected another ballot item that would have allowed noncitizens to serve on city boards and as department heads. Both of those efforts are listed as goals in the city's 2014 Burlington's Diversity & Equity Strategic Plan."

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  • Ron Austin
    commented 2019-10-09 06:12:05 -0400
    Voting is a right of every citizen. However, if you are NOT a citizen you have the right to remain SILENT.
  • Chuck Thompson
    commented 2019-10-06 13:19:56 -0400
    If you want to vote in " OUR" elections, then you need to be a US

    These inept counselors are just looking for votes for there pet projects, costing homeowners again, and again.

    They promise these indoctrinated souls everything just for a vote in
    their favor……………. shameful.

    Wake up Burlington, look at what the City use to be, compared to the
    dismal display it is today…… Liberal Agenda’s turning the Queen City
    into a cesspool !!