New Citizens Can Now Register to Vote at Naturalization Ceremonies

Demos has a briefing on the new USCIS guidelines which require that all new U.S. citizens be given a voter registration application at their naturalization ceremonies:

In early October 2011, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) revised its guidelines for the conduct of naturalization ceremonies. The revised memorandum includes new guidelines regarding voter registration activities at naturalization ceremonies.

For the first time ever, USCIS has committed to providing the opportunity to register to vote to every single naturalized citizen at every single administrative naturalization ceremony in the country. In brief, according to the USCIS, “All newly naturalized citizens will have the opportunity to receive a voter registration application at administrative naturalization ceremonies.”

Click here to read the full briefing.