New Citizen

The County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters encourages United States Citizens to register to vote and actively take part in choosing their government representatives by voting for the candidates/issues of their choice.

A new citizen may register to vote at any time following the date on which that person became a citizen."New Citizen" means any person who meets all the requirements of an elector of, and has established residency in, the state, except that he or she will become a United States citizen after the 15th day prior to an election. 

If a person became a new citizen after the voter registration deadline (15 days prior to an election) they are eligible to register and vote at the Office of Elections beginning on the 14th day before an election and ending at the close of polls on the Election Day following the date on which that person became a citizen.

After their naturalization swearing-in ceremony, new citizens may complete the registration-by-mail form provided to them and mail it to the County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters. After receipt by the Registrar, they will receive a postcard within a few weeks informing them of their eligibility to vote.

Voters must also reregister by the 15-day deadline before an election to change their address, name or political party.

Persons who become citizens after the voter registration deadline (15 days before each election) may register and vote at the Office of Elections in Auburn beginning on the 14th day before an election and ending at the close of polls (8:00PM) on Election Day. Such new citizen late registrants must present a certificate of Naturalization and declare they have established residency in the County.