Voting Rights of Immigrants

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    Under what circumstances, if any, were immigrants allowed to vote in the past(before State Issued IDs were a thing)?

    When and why did this change?


    I honestly don’t know. I’ll see what I can dig up.


    Voting restrictions are, at least according to the Constitution as ratified, left up to the States. Many States, in fact all of the original 13 if I recall correctly, allowed non U.S. citizens voting privileges because citizenship was tied to the State first, then to the general government. If they could become a citizen of said State, they could vote in that State and by default in all elections for the general government as well.

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