Mayor Adams awaits analysis of noncitizen voting rights bill before signing measure into law

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Mayor Eric Adams declared that he is not planning to veto the controversial immigrant municipal voting rights legislation that was passed last month by the City Council.

However, during an unrelated press conference 0n Tuesday, Jan. 4, Adams said he was awaiting an analysis from his legal team over the one aspect of the legislation that would allow more than 808,000 New Yorkers who have green cards or work authorization the right to vote after living in the five boroughs for 30 days.

“I never said I was going to veto the bill; I was asked what’s my opinion and thoughts on the bill and I was clear that I supported the bill, but I was concerned about the 30 days part of it,” Adams said. “I’m not open or closed to anything.”

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