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Burlington City Council OKs noncitizen voting

December 17, 2019 GMT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Voters in Burlington, Vermont, will have a say in March 2020 on whether legal non-citizens can vote in city elections.

The City Council passed a resolution on Monday to go to voters. The charter change would have to approved by the Legislature, WCAX-TV reports.

Independent Burlington City Councilor Adam Roof had pushed the proposal, saying that all Burlington residents are affected by decisions made by the local government, regardless of their citizenship status, so should be allowed to vote.

A similar charter change in Montpelier stalled in the Senate during the last legislative session, after it was approved in the House.