WTOP News: Lawsuit challenging DC noncitizen voting law moves to federal court

IRLI In The News

May 15, 2023

By Ivy Lyons

After the D.C. Council passed a bill allowing noncitizens to vote in local elections, a group of voters — including a previous Republican mayoral candidate for the District — sued the Board of Elections. That case has now moved to the federal court system.

The lawsuit challenging the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022, which allows green-card holders and residents who entered or live in the country without legal permission to cast ballots in local races, was initially filed in D.C. Superior Court.

Read the full story at WTOP News.

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