If I had had to guess the next city in Maryland that would allow non-citizens to vote in local elections … I would have gone with Berwyn Heights. But Hyattsville would have been #3 or 4.
Seen as a move to further protect immigrants, Hyattsville’s City Council approved a new city-only ordinance that allows everyone to vote, no matter your legal status.
It was a unanimous vote, but not all council members are for it. There’s two against it. One of them told WUSA9 she has her own personal views but voted according to what her constituents wanted.
Dreadful. Elected officials should only do what the voters want when it will come back to bite them (the voters) on the buttocks.
Last year Hyattsville lowered the legal voting age to 16 for local elections.