Secretary Land's office to offer voter registration to new citizens
NOVEMBER 14, 2008
Representatives of Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land will offer new citizens
the opportunity to register to vote during five naturalization ceremonies in
The ceremonies are Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 10
a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and Thursday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. All
ceremonies are at the Gerald R. Ford Museum, 303 Pearl St. N.W. Approximately 80
people are expected to participate in each ceremony.
"These new citizens have just watched a historic presidential election take
place," Land said. "I'm proud to offer them the opportunity to register to vote
so that they may participate in future elections. It's important that their
voices be heard on Election Day."
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. Land
also promotes voter registration by sending the Mobile Branch Office to colleges
and universities. 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 ceremonies.