Posted on May 19, 2010

New Try to Let Non-Citizens Vote

Rachel Gordon, San Francisco Chronicle, May 17, 2010

Non-citizen immigrants whose children are enrolled in San Francisco public schools would be able to vote in school board elections, under a proposed charter amendment for the fall ballot that Board of Supervisors President David Chiu will introduce Tuesday.

The proposal resurrects a ballot measure that city voters narrowly rejected six years ago, with 49 percent in favor and 51 percent opposed.

Chiu {snip} estimated 1 in 3 households with children in public schools are headed by parents who aren’t citizens.