Winooski, Montpelier consider allowing non-citizens to vote

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Two Vermont cities are considering whether to allow non-citizens to vote in municipal elections to have a say in how city tax money is spent and who represents them on the City Council.

The Winooski City Council has approved allowing voters to decide in November whether the city should make a charter change to allow non-residents to vote. And a citizen petition is making the rounds in Montpelier to make a similar change.

Winooski City Council member Eric Covey says the city has residents who are paying taxes, may own homes, and send their kids to the city’s schools, but don’t have a say in how their municipal tax dollars are spent.

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