Non-Citizen Voting Not Unprecedented in U.S., Professor Hayduk Says

Monday, August 06, 2018

PORTLAND PRESS HERALD (MAINE) -- Allowing noncitizens to vote is not unprecedented in the U.S., according to Ronald Hayduk, an associate professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University and author of Democracy for All: Restoring Immigrant Voting in the U.S.

Hayduk has said that immigrants were allowed to vote in local, state and, in some cases, federal elections in 40 states until the 1920s, when waves of immigrants prompted those states to tighten voting rules.