SNP have tabled a similar version, but including EU citizens in there too.
The amendments are aimed at drawing in more votes at the upcoming election, as younger voters and EU nationals are more likely to back the opposition parties.
No.10 has hinted Mr Johnson could pull the entire bill if the amendments are passed.
But Ms Kuenssberg has said extending the vote to EU citizens would be a European first, as no other EU nation allows this.
She wrote on Twitter: “Before there is a row about EU citizens getting the vote (and it is possible this could yet scupper the whole thing) it is worth knowing no other EU country offers other EU citizens voting rights in its general elections – as here, locals and European elections yes, general elections, no.”
Italian journalist Antonello Guerrera has also commented on the move to allow EU citizens the vote by comparing the Italian electoral system.
He wrote on Twitter: “In Italy, for instance, there are dozens of thousands of Brits who have been living in the country for years and years, pay taxes but are not allowed to vote in Italian general election if they are not Italian citizens.
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“There would be between 2.4 million to three million people added to the electoral roll at the last minute, with no idea on the cost or logistical burden this could cause.
“This may in turn lead to delays with polling cards, postal votes and at polling stations that could undermine everyone’s ability to vote in the election.”
They added: “It would also mean EU nationals in the UK enjoy wider voting rights than UK nationals in any other country other than Ireland.
“Citizenship requirements are the norm in national elections in democracies, including in the United Kingdom.”
The Government had a similar response to the attempt to extend the voting age to 16 and 17-year-olds.
They said it would cause similar administrative difficulties and they also defended the existing voting age restrictions.
A spokesman said: “The Government’s position has not changed, we’ve no plans to lower the national voting age.
“18 is widely recognised as the age people become an adult. Below the age of 18 you are treated as a minor in both the foster care system and the criminal justice system.
“Full citizenship rights including voting should be gained at adulthood.”
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