Americans for CItizen Voting



State Constitution

The California Constitution states: “A United States citizen 18 years of age and resident in this State may vote.”

News of Interest

Santa Ana – November 9, 2023 – Next November, Santa Ana voters will decide whether noncitizens can vote in citywide elections as early as 2028. Read More

San Francisco – August 11, 2023 – A state appeals panel has determined nothing in California law or the San Francisco charter blocks noncitizens from voting in school board elections.  Read More

Oakland – November 2022 ballot will be an initiative to change the charter to allow non-citizens who are care givers of a child residing in Oakland to vote. Read More

Santa Mesa – August 4, 2021 – And, after a narrow 4-3 vote, planning commissioners will neither be forced to reside within the voting districts they represent, nor be U.S. citizens to serve.  Read More

Santa Ana (Orange County) – March 17, 2021 –  Santa Ana plans to open city commissions and boards to non-citizens – making it possibly the first city in Orange County to welcome all residents to participate in such groups regardless of their immigration status.  The new rules mean future members of the city’s 10 boards have to be residents, but they don’t have to be voters and they don’t have to be in the country legally.  Read More

San Francisco (San Francisco County) – March 10, 2021 – Souza will become the first undocumented immigrant to serve on a San Francisco city body. Read More

San José – “San José has moved one step closer to giving noncitizens a voice in local elections. The city council voted Tuesday night to direct city officials to study the potential impacts of changing the city charter to allow noncitizens the right to vote in municipal elections.” Read More

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