Jurisdictions in Montgomery County like Takoma Park extended voting in municipal elections to non-citizens years ago. Last week, the Hyattsville City Council voted to do the same, allowing all residents, whether undocumented immigrants or those here on visas, to have a say in local matterss. Mount Rainier, Md. has a similar law in the works as well. But not all residents support the policy. We discuss what the decision means for residents, and why some have concerns.


  • Joseph Solomon Member, Hyattsville City Council (Ward 5)
  • Kevin Oriani Resident, Hyattsville Maryland
  • Tracy Loh Member, Mt Rainier City Council (Ward 1)
  • Franklin Ventura Hyattsville resident

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