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Maine City to Vote on Non-Citizen Voting Proposal

On November 2nd in Portland, Maine, residents will vote on a proposal that could give legal residents who are not citizens the right to vote in local elections. Right now, legal residents who are not yet U.S. citizens are paying taxes, and have their children going to public schools, but are not allowed to vote in the very cities they pay for. continue reading »

Immigrants In Maine Could Soon Be Voting In City Elections

In Portland, Maine residents will decide whether to support the initiative to allow legal immigrants who are not U.S. citizens the ability to vote in Portland City elections. Will Everitt of the Maine League of Young Voters states, ‘They’re sending their kids to our schools, and they should be able to have a right to vote for say, the school committee.’ continue reading »