‘Unconstitutional’: Southern Brooklyn pols speak out against city’s push to grant non-citizen voting rights


Two southern Brooklyn representatives joined forces last week to demand the city back down on its push to allow non-citizens who meet certain criteria to vote in municipal elections.

U.S. Rep. Nicole Malliotakis and Council Member Ari Kagan on Aug. 23 urged the city stop its appeal of a New York State Supreme Court ruling struck down the noncitizen voting law, which passed the New York City Council in 2021. The law would have allowed non-U.S. citizens who have been residents of New York for at least 30 days and have work authorization to cast their votes in certain citywide elections.