College Park delays decision to give non-U.S. citizens municipal vote

COLLEGE PARK, MD. -- The City of College Park council voted Tuesday night to postpone a decision on a charter amendment that would allow non-United States citizens and residents of the city to vote in municipal elections.

The vote was unanimous, save for one absent councilmember.

"The purpose of delaying this vote is to allow the council time to discuss having a referendum on the November ballot," said District 1 Councilmember Christine Nagle, who proposed the delay.

The council will take up the wording of a possible referendum question at a September 5 work session. The vote on the amendment, and whether it will be decided by council or by referendum, will take place on September 12.