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Maryland City Set to Allow Non-Citizens to Vote

The City of College Park in Maryland will hold a council vote on August 8th to determine if non-citizens – including illegal immigrants – will be able to vote in local elections.

During a council meeting on June 7th, officials debated the best manner in which to eliminate the citizenship requirement to vote.

In discussing another municipality, one council member said College Park should follow suit.

“They do not ask and do not care if the resident is in their city legally or not,” they claimed.

WTOP reports:

College Park’s mayor and council are considering a move to allow residents who are not United States citizens to vote in local elections.

The move would require change the city’s charter amendment, but College Park would not be alone in allowing noncitizens to vote in municipal elections. Other Maryland municipalities that allow residents who are not citizens to vote include Takoma Park, Hyattsville, Somerset, Glen Echo, Martin’s Additions and most recently, Mt. Rainier.

College Park, sadly, is becoming more the norm than the exception in the state of Maryland.

As previously mentioned, numerous other cities and towns in Maryland have done away with citizenship requirements for voting.

An election integrity watchdog group discovered instances of “massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens” in Frederick County in 2014.

The group alleged that the manner in which these illegal votes were cast was something that likely happened throughout the state, and believed it had been occurring for years.


One citizen of College Park, Laurence Provost, said he opposes the new measure to allow non-citizens to vote in municipal elections.

“Voting is a right, but it is also a privilege and there are standards for voting,” Provost said. “Citizenship is special.”

Not to Democrats. Citizenship is just an artificial barrier to inflating their voter rolls.

Are you outraged at a city allowing non-citizens to vote in their elections? Would you accept this in your town?

Read more at the Political Insider

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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