Ohio Passes Constitutional Amendment to Bar Noncitizens From Voting

Ohio voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a state constitutional modification, Subject 2, to ban noncitizens from voting.

It was considered one of many poll initiatives coping with election integrity on this 12 months’s elections. The Columbus Dispatch reported that Subject 2 had handed with 77.1% help from Ohioans with greater than 92% of the vote counted.

The amendment requires that “solely a citizen of the USA, who’s a minimum of 18 years of age and who has been a authorized resident and registered voter for a minimum of 30 days, can vote at any state or native election held on this state.”

The modification additionally prohibits native governments from permitting individuals to vote in native elections if they aren’t eligible to vote in state elections.

That grew to become a problem after Yellow Springs, a small city in western Ohio, voted to permit noncitizens to vote for elected officers in 2019.

“It’s a nasty concept to callously give away the fitting to vote to people who haven’t earned it,” said Secretary of State Frank LaRose, a Republican, who was a number one proponent of the ban. “I believe that citizenship has worth, citizenship has standing. So lots of our ancestors labored so laborious to earn that citizenship.”

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