Voter registration offered to new citizens
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
Naturalization ceremony planned for Troy
Representatives of Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land
will offer new citizens the opportunity to register to vote during a
naturalization ceremony in Troy.
The ceremony is Friday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. at the American Polish Cultural
Center, 2975 East Maple Road. Up to 250 new Americans are expected to take their
"This is an important election year in Michigan and I am pleased to offer
America's newest citizens an opportunity to register to vote," Land said. "There
is still plenty of time to learn about the candidates and then cast a ballot on
Election Day. I encourage everyone to register and then vote."
Land, who also serves as Michigan's chief election officer, will have a voter
registration table on site for the convenience of the newly sworn citizens.
People may also register to vote at their local clerk's office, a Secretary of
State office or by mail.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Bureau, part of the Department
of Homeland Security, is conducting the ceremony.