Welcome to the new home of what was The Immigrant Voting Project, a resource and a network dedicated to promoting informed discussion about the practice of noncitizen immigrants voting. Immigrant voting promotes civic participation, gives voice to one of the last disenfranchised segments of the population, and increases government accountability in immigrant communities.
HISTORICALLY , noncitizens have voted in local, state and federal elections in 40 states and federal territories.
CURRENTLY , noncitizens vote in seven jurisdictions in the United states (Chicago and six towns in Maryland), and another four towns have passed local laws but await state enabling legislation to implement (Massachusetts). More than a dozen other cities are—or recently have—considered restoring immigrant voting rights, including New York City, San Francisco and Portland, Maine.