A bill created by a New York City councilman could allow immigrants residing in the city for over six months the right to vote. The bill, the work of Queens' Daniel Dromm, has been met with staunch opposition from mayor Bloomberg. Under the bill, rookie non-citizen voters would only have to provide a valid form of photo identification and another document bearing their address. After the first time, they wouldn't need to prove where they live.
In addition, non-citizen voters would have to prove that they haven't been officially diagnosed as mentally incompetent and aren't on parole for a felony charge. However, a spokesman for Bloomberg says that tax paying immigrants should not be granted the right to vote until they earn citizenship, which would prove their "allegiance to this country."
Others beside Bloomberg are against the bill, which wouldn't come into effect until the mayoral election in November.