College Park, home of the University of Maryland, could soon join a wave of cities granting noncitizens the right to vote in municipal elections in the state.
City officials there have drafted a charter resolution based on the conclusion “that it is in the public interest to change the qualifications to be a qualified voter in the city by removing the requirement of United States citizenship.”
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The resolution calls for a supplemental voter registration list that includes noncitizens, including illegal immigrants.
It reads that all residents over 18 who are residents of College Park, and do not claim voting rights in another jurisdiction, aren’t serving prison time for a felony, nor under guardianship for mental disability, “shall be qualified voters of the city of College
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