Mayor Eric Adams said Saturday he upholds a dubious bill to permit countless non-citizens living in New York City to partake in local elections.
Adams said in a statement he has and will keep on supporting the action in spite of at first having “a few concerns.”
The City Council supported the “Our City, Our Vote” measure in December, regardless of concerns from in excess of twelve lawmakers, previous Mayor Bill de Blasio and a few constitutional experts.
The bill conceded roughly 800,000 legal, non-citizen residents — like green card holders and beneficiaries of conceded activity — the right to vote in municipal contests, but not state or federal elections.
“I accept that New Yorkers ought to have something to do with their government, which is the reason I have and will keep on supporting this significant regulation,” Adams said in an statement Saturday.
“While I at first had a few concerns around one part of the bill, I had a useful discourse with my associates in government that set those concerns straight. I think that permitting the regulation to be authorized is by a wide margin the most ideal decision, and anticipate bringing millions more into the democratic process,” the Democrat proceeded.
The mayor didn’t determine the idea of his conversations or the concerns he raised.
Undocumented immigrants remain unable to cast local ballots under the new law, which gives legal non-Americans the right to vote for mayor, comptroller, public advocate, borough president, council member, or local ballot initiatives beginning in 2023.