Noncitizens could soon vote in school board elections 

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu charter amendment to allow noncitizens to vote in elections for the Board of Education is expected to move closer Thursday to being placed on the November ballot.

The Board of Supervisors Rules Committee meets Thursday to vote on whether to send the charter amendment to the full board for a vote. It would take at least six votes by the full board to place it on the November ballot.

The committee meets at 10 a.m. at City Hall in Room 263. The City Controller estimates the measure would increase city costs by a minimum of $788,000 per election to print and distribute voting materials, train poll workers and separately register people who would become eligible to vote in just the school board elections.

The amendment would permit noncitizens 18 years of age or older who have children in San Francisco public schools to vote in the school board elections.

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