The law was set to go into effect January 2023.
A group with the Republican National Committee filed the lawsuit earlier this year challenging the legislation.
“By dramatically increasing the pool of eligible voters, the Non-Citizen Voting Law will dilute the votes of United States citizens, including the Plaintiffs in this action,” the initial compliant said.
The law would add approximately 800,000 newly eligible non-citizen voters, 根据诉讼.
“今天, the state Supreme Court seeks to once again revoke that right and disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of permanent New York City residents from having a voice in the decisions that shape our city — and choosing the leaders who make those decisions,” New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams said on Twitter.
“This is a disappointing court ruling for people who value bringing in thousands more New Yorkers into the democratic process. We are evaluating next steps,” said New York City Law Department spokesperson Nicholas Paolucci.
The decision comes a day before the first of New York’s primary days this year. State offices including governor, attorney general and lieutenant governor, will be among those on the ballot. A second primary day will be held later this summer for New York’s congressional seats.