A city council in Maryland has voted in favor of allowing resident non-citizens such as illegal immigrants to participate in local elections.
The city council in College Park, home to the University of Maryland campus, has joined six other towns that allow green-card holders, illegal immigrants and other non-citizens to vote in local elections.
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The decision was reached following a 4-3 council vote, which was initially scheduled last month but was postponed.
“My goal is to keep the conversation tomorrow civil and productive,” Mayor Patrick Wojahn told the Washington Post ahead of Tuesday night’s city hall meeting. “I’m hoping that we won’t have the circus around it that we had last time.”
In August, most of the residents voiced their opposition to the amendment letting
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