But census figures show that as many as 46 percent of the adults in East Boston will not cast a ballot on Nov. 5 about the casino at Suffolk Downs — or anything else — because they can’t.
They are not US citizens. The striking disparity signals that immigrants in this fast-growing neighborhood with the highest percentage of immigrants in Boston will largely be shut out of the voting booth at a time when their neighborhood’s future is at stake, according to census figures compiled by the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Andrew Ryan contributed to this report. Maria Sacchetti can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.