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Vermont House Votes To Override Vetoes Of Noncitizen Voting Bills

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The Vermont House has voted to override Republican Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of separate bills that would change the municipal charters of the cities of Montpelier and Winooski to allow noncitizens to vote in local elections.

Vermont House Speaker Jill Krowinski announced the result of the chamber’s first vote on Montpelier’s charter change. 

“The Governor’s veto of House bill 177 has been overridden," said Krowinski.

The Winooski charter change override vote was the same with 103 ayes and 47 nays. 

“Two thirds of the members present having voted in favor of passage of the bill the Governor’s veto of House bill 227 has been overridden," said Krowinski. 

The Democratically-controlled Senate is expected to vote on Thursday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.  Contents © copyright 2021. All rights reserved.