The Biden administration’s recently launched initiative to expand voter registration at naturalization ceremonies is part of a broader effort to increase voter registration among immigrants. Through the initiative, the White House is working with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to ensure that all individuals becoming U.S. citizens are encouraged to register to vote, and that information about state voter registration procedures is provided.
The initiative includes an expansion of the USCIS Vote brochure, which provides information about state voter registration procedures and voting rights for new citizens, at all naturalization ceremonies held by the agency. In addition, the White House has also called upon local, state, tribal, and community organizations to help coordinate voter registration efforts at naturalization ceremonies.
The effort is aimed at engaging citizens who are naturalized in the political process and helping to ensure that newly naturalized citizens are aware of their right to vote in the United States. The initiative also encourages organizations, especially those that work with immigrant communities, to partner with USCIS to make sure that all newly naturalized citizens are informed of their right to vote and are aware of the necessary steps to become registered.