Frazier, DeSaulnier vote to allow non-citizen poll workers for elections

By Allen Payton, Publisher

According to an article on, on Monday, July 8, 2013, “the California State Senate passed legislation AB817 that would allow non-citizens to help voters when they cast their ballots. Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda sponsored the bill, which would permit as many as five permanent residents who entered the U.S. legally to help voters at polling places.”

According to the LegiScan website, State Senator Mark DeSaulnier, who represents Antioch, voted in favor or the bill and when the State Assembly passed the bill on May 23, Assemblyman Jim Frazier, who also represents Antioch, voted in favor, as well.

It is illegal for non-citizens to vote in American elections.

Now the bill goes back to the Assembly for a final vote, with the changes made by the Senate.

To track the bill and for more information on the bill, click here.

2 Comments to “Frazier, DeSaulnier vote to allow non-citizen poll workers for elections”

  1. Arne Simonsen says:

    This is so wrong on so many levels!! I am very disappointed that DeSaulnier and Frazier would vote for such legislation. Just who do they represent? Legal residents or illegal residents?

  2. karl says:

    while i am against that measure, what difference will it make,? we as election officer are NOT allowed, nor are there any tools in place to check up if a voter is allowed by law to vote.

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