No. In NYC, you can download, print, and mail in your voter registration form, and just lie on it.
I don't know how often this actually occurs.
Now non-citizens can register to vote in San Francisco.
San Francisco began registering non-citizens, including undocumented immigrants, to register to vote Monday in the November election for the city school board
Localities have allowed non-citizens to vote for centuries.
Famously liberal Takoma Park, a small jurisdiction in Maryland that abuts the District of Columbia, has long allowed noncitizens, including illegal immigrants, to vote in local elections. About 10 other Maryland jurisdictions have followed suit. And Chicago also allows noncitizen voting in its school elections.
Going back to the nation’s founding, as many as 40 states or territories have allowed noncitizen voting, according to Ron Hayduk, a political scientist at San Francisco State University.
During the country’s early years, being a male property holder was a more important question than citizenship status, Mr. Hayduk said.
The reasons the practice faded vary, Mr. Hayduk said. In New England, fears of French radicals escaping the French Revolution prompted a crackdown. The War of 1812 saw another rollback, as did the surge of immigration from southern and eastern European countries around the dawn of the 20th century.
“It really does boil down to these questions around who’s considered a member, a legitimate member of the polity,” he said.
Mr. Hayduk and Stanley Renshon, a political science professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center, said the push for noncitizen voting comes and goes.