New Citizen Voter Registration

Anyone who becomes a citizen on or before the 15-day close of registration before any election must follow the regular procedures for registering to vote.

ANYONE WHO BECOMES A CITIZEN AFTER THE 15-DAY CLOSE OF REGISTRATION, FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE BELOW:

A new citizen, for voting purposes, is any citizen who meets all requirements of an elector of, and has established residence in, the state of California, except that he or she became a United States citizen (completed the swearing in ceremony) after the 15th day prior to an election but on or before Election Day.

To vote under the new citizen procedures, you must do so in the office of the Registrar of Voters. You will be required to show proof of citizenship and declare that you are a California resident. You will then complete a registration affidavit to become a registered voter for future elections. Once you are registered, you will be given a ballot for you to vote at that time in the Registrar of Voters office.