Maryland City to Decide on Allowing Illegal Immigrants to Vote

Stairway on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park / Wikimedia Commons

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College Park, Md. is weighing whether to allow illegal immigrants to vote in local elections.

Officials in College Park, which is home to the University of Maryland's main campus, have yet to make their final decision, the Baltimore Sun reports.

The measure's sponsor, City Councilwoman Christine Nagle, said it would be good for non-citizens living in the city to make decisions regarding local services.

"These are folks who have a significant stake in our community, and who rely on the facilities in our city," Nagle said. "To me, it just made sense."

College Park would not be the only city in the state to allow non-citizens to vote: Takoma Park, Md. has allowed non-citizens to vote since 1991, and two towns in Montgomery County have done the same. Other Maryland towns are considering and adopting the same measure.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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