(STATEN ISLAND/BROOKLYN, NY) – Today Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) released the following statement regarding the New York State Supreme Court’s decision to block non-citizens from voting in municipal elections. Malliotakis, along with her mother Vera, other immigrants, and local elected officials were plaintiffs in the lawsuit.
In December 2021, the New York City Council passed a measure that would have allowed more than 800,000 non-citizens to vote in municipal elections, making New York City the largest city in the United States to grant non-citizens the right to vote. The group filed a lawsuit to block the city’s law.
“This Supreme Court decision is a victory for preserving the integrity and security of our elections,” Malliotakis said. “I stand with the vast majority of New Yorkers who are pleased to see the court strike down Democrats’ shameful attempt to dilute the voices of American citizens by allowing non-citizens to vote. The government should be working to create more trust in our elections, not less.”
Banner Image: Citizens holding passports. Image Credit – Spencer Davis