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INSANITY: San Francisco Selects Non-Citizen for Elections Commission

In San Francisco you don’t have to be a citizen to run elections. 

San Francisco appointed its first non-citizen to the San Francisco Elections Commission.

The newest member of the San Francisco Elections Commission, a seven-member civilian body that oversees and creates policy for the city’s Department of Elections, isn’t legally allowed to vote.

Kelly Wong, an immigrant rights advocate, is believed to be the first noncitizen appointed to the commission. At a swearing-in ceremony administered by Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin on Wednesday at San Francisco City Hall, dozens of people gathered to commemorate the occasion.

Wong said she hopes her appointment is a beacon of hope for other immigrants living in the city.

‘I’ve seen how language and cultural barriers prevent immigrants with limited English proficiency from fully exercising their right to vote.’Kelly Wong, member, San Francisco Elections Commission

“There are always voices inside my head. Like, ‘You can’t do it. You’re not competent. You’re an immigrant. This is not your country.’ That’s not true,” said Wong, who immigrated to the U.S. in 2019 from Hong Kong to pursue graduate studies. “If I can do it, you can do it.”

Wong’s appointment is the result of a 2020 voter-approved measure that removed the citizenship requirement to serve on San Francisco boards, commissions and advisory bodies. Each of the commission’s seven members is appointed by a different city official, such as the mayor, city attorney or district attorney. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to appoint Wong.

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If someone is not a citizen what is stopping them from voting for issues that hurt the US but help their home country?  

1 thought on “INSANITY: San Francisco Selects Non-Citizen for Elections Commission”

  1. She’s under direct order to stay and influence wherever she can… San Fran gets what they deserve. Would be funny if she turns out to be conservative but I’m not going to hold my breath.

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