Americans for CItizen Voting



State Constitution

The Vermont Constitution states: “Every person … who is a citizen of the United States…’

Cities allowing non-citizen voting and approved by legislature

  • Montpelier (2021)
  • Winooski (2021)

Cities allowing non-citizen voting and pending approval by legislature:

  • Burlington (2023): H.509 approved by House (5/3/23) and Senate (5/11/23).

In the News

March 7, 2023: “Burlington voters considered three different election changes Tuesday. They approved a measure to allow non-citizen, legal residents to vote in city elections by a vote of 7,143–3,366.” Read More

November 3, 2020 –  Winooski voters chose to allow non-U.S. citizens the right to vote in municipal elections. The vote tally was 2,479 to 999 in favor of the initiative, according to unofficial results posted on the Winooski city website. Read More

Legislative Watch

2021 – H.227 – This bill proposes to approve amendments to the charter of the City of Winooski to:

(1) authorize noncitizens to vote in City elections;

(2) align petition signature requirements with State law;

(3) amend miscellaneous administrative provisions of the City charter;

(4) allow the City to adopt any charter provision approved for any other municipality, without seeking approval from the General Assembly.

Status:  5.26.21 – Passed by both House and Senate and delivered to the Governor

2021 – H.177 – §1501. ELIGIBILITY OF NONCITIZEN VOTERS2(a) Notwithstanding 17 V.S.A. 121(a)(1), any person may register to vote in Montpelier City elections who on election day is a legal resident of the United States, provided that person otherwise meets the qualifications of 17V.S.A. chapter 43.6(b) A noncitizen voter shall not be eligible to vote on any State or federal candidate or question by virtue of registration under this section

Status: 5.26.21 – Passed by both House and Senate and delivered to the Governor

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