City coun­cil de­lays pro­posal al­low­ing nonci­t­i­zen vot­ing

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A Prince Ge­orge’s County city has post­poned a vote on a pro­posal that would al­low nonci­t­i­zen res­i­dents, in­clud­ing those in the coun­try il­le­gally, to vote in mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions.

WTOP-FM re­ported that the Col­lege Park City Coun­cil was sup­posed to vote on the plan Tues­day.

Mayor Pa­trick Wo­jahn said the city coun­cil vote will likely be pushed back to early Septem­ber.

The bill’s spon­sor, Coun­cil­woman Chris­tine Na­gle, says the de­lay al­lows the coun­cil time to dis­cuss hav­ing a ref­er­en­dum on the Novem­ber bal­lot.

The pro­posal would place nonci­t­i­zens on a sup­ple­men­tal voter list, pre­vent­ing them from vot­ing in state and fed­eral elec­tions.

Nearly a dozen cities in Mary­land give all adult res­i­dents the right to vote.

If the bill passes, Col­lege Park would be­come the largest city in the state to grant that right.

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