San Francisco’s expensive efforts to register “non-citizens” to vote in local elections fell far below expectations this week, with new data showing the city government spent $310,000 on the policy but only enlisted 49 new voters.
According to Fox News, “San Francisco reportedly spent $310,000 on a new registration system aimed at getting non-citizens to cast votes in school board elections.”
The program yielded just 49 new voters to date; effectively costing the local government over $6,000 per person.
“The voters are only able to vote in a school board race. John Arntz, the city elections chief, In San Francisco, noncitizens who opt to vote will be listed on a separate roster from citizens and will get a ballot with just the school board contest,” adds Fox.
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