By Taxpayers Association of Oregon
The Charter Review Committee of Multnomah County has recently approved an amendment to the county’s charter to allow non-citizens to vote. The measure would state that the county shall extend the right to vote for county officers and measures “to the fullest extent allowed by law.” This would likely apply to local races as non-citizens are forbidden to vote for Federal races like Congress and President.
The County is working on the text to provide a vote to citizens in the November election.
Other jurisdictions in America in California and New York have experimented with non-citizen voting. A New York judge this summer struck down New York’s law as unconstitutional.