San Francisco begins allowing illegal immigrants to register to vote in school board elections
By Jennifer G. Hickey | July 20, 2018
In what could be the first step down a slippery slope, this week San Francisco began allowing illegal immigrants and non-citizens to register to vote in the November election for the city school board.
In 2016, San Franciscans first approved Proposition N, a ballot measure allowing non-citizen voting, and then the Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance amending the Municipal Elections Code requiring elections officials to develop forms and documents to allow them to vote.
On the other coast, the Portland (Maine) City Council will hold a public hearing on August 13 to discuss whether to permit adult non-citizens to vote in local elections. The measure would not extend the right to illegal immigrants.
The idea has been floated before, but voters in Portland and statewide have previously defeated it. Unfortunately, it has been approved in Chicago and multiple cities in Maryland and Massachusetts. FAIR will keep you updated on this developing issue.