on (not) voting

XING, the German answer to LinkedIn, invited me to participate in a Klartext debate on first-time voters in the German elections (September 2017).

In Germany, as a Kenyan citizen, am not eligible to vote in any elections, despite having lived here for close to a decade. However, any EU citizen who moves to Germany is eligible to vote at local and municipal elections after 6 weeks.

In this Klartext article, i make a case for democratic innovation: the expansion of municipal and local voting rights to non-EU foreigners living in Germany as well.
Click on the URL below to read the full article (in German) on XING

(c) Lisa Kolloge