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San Francisco Appoints First Noncitizen to Serve on Elections Commission


Kelly Wong, current BCLI fellow, is the first non-citizen to serve on the San Francisco Elections Commission.

“There are always voices inside my head. Like, ‘You can’t do it. You’re not competent. You’re an immigrant. This is not your country.’ That’s not true,” said Wong, who immigrated to the U.S. in 2019 from Hong Kong to pursue graduate studies. “If I can do it, you can do it.”