Via the Athens News
IMMIGRANT issues in Greece soon will be moving to a new venue – the campaign trail.
For the first time, immigrants in Greece will be able to vote in municipal elections. Up to now, the ballot box was open only to Greek citizens and other European Union nationals residing permanently in Greece.
Much has changed since the 5th century BC when Metics (non-Athenian residents) were denied the right to vote in Athenian democracy even though they were taxed and ordered to serve in the military.
A new legislative amendment passed by ruling Pasok makes immigrants eligible to vote in municipal elections.
Please read the full article at the Athens News for details on who is eligible and how to register.