Burlington noncitizen voting proposal withdrawn – WCAX

Apparently even progressive Burlington isn’t ready, yet, to allow non-citizens to vote in city and school elections.

"Burlington councilor Adam Roof, I-Ward 8, introduced the measure in October, saying that all residents have the right to participate in the local democratic process and the highest level of participation in that process is being able to cast a vote. The City Council in October voted 10-2 in favor of the resolution. But after ongoing concerns, Roof on Tuesday withdrew the proposal. "There was a growing level of misunderstanding and confusion when it comes to the facts related to this charter change," Roof said in a statement. "My intention with this motion is to put this initiative in the best position to pass, and given how the public discussion has developed as of late, I don’t believe that time is this coming March."

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