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Supporters said it was only fair that immigrants who are not yet citizens be allowed to vote because they pay taxes, send their children to public schools and even serve in the military.
The measure would have allowed noncitizens to cast ballots in school board, city council and other local issues, but not on federal or statewide matters.
Critics said allowing noncitizens to vote would cheapen the meaning of citizenship. They said that if immigrants want to vote, they should become citizens.