Northern California Record: Appeals panel says San Francisco allowed to let noncitizens vote in school board elections

IRLI In The News

August 14, 2023

By Scott Holland

A state appeals panel has determined nothing in California law or the San Francisco charter blocks noncitizens from voting in school board elections.

Although city voters amended the charter in 2016 to allow noncitizen voting in school board elections, by parents and guardians of school-age children, the lawsuit challenging the change started in March 2022. Named plaintiffs James Lacy and Michael Denny joined the U.S. Justice Foundation and the California Public Policy Foundation in arguing Proposition N and the ordinances it advanced violated the state constitution and elections code.

Read the full story at the Northern California Record.

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