By Joshua Paladino
San Francisco started registering non-citizens and illegal immigrants to vote in the city’s upcoming school board elections on Monday.
The city passed Proposition N in 2016, which allows non-citizen parents or guardians to vote in school board elections if they are over 18 years old and have children under 19 years old.
The proposition passed with 54 percent support.
San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen described the proposition as “no-brainer legislation.”
Voter registration also will continue until Oct. 22 for the Nov. 6 elections.
Harmeet Dhillon is the California national committeewoman for the RNC.
She opposed the legislation, saying “the right to vote is something that goes along with citizenship.”
But even supporters of Proposition N have worries. They fear the federal government could use voter roll data to locate and deport illegal immigrants.
Proposition N remains in effect until 2022, at which point the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will have to renew the legislation or let it expire.