Democracy for All -Restoring Immigrant Voting Rights in the U.S.
Author: Ron Hayduk
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0203826043
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-82604-1
No of pages : 253
eBook Price : $49.95
Originally Published : Sep 10, 2012
Voting is for citizens only, right? Not exactly. It is not widely known that immigrants, or noncitizens, currently vote in local elections in over a half dozen cities and towns in the U.S.; nor that campaigns to expand the franchise to noncitizens have been launched in at least a dozen other jurisdictions from coast to coast over the past decade. These practices have their roots in another little-known fact: for most of the country's history - from the founding until the 1920s - noncitizens voted in forty states and federal territories in local, state, and even federal elections, and also held.