Office to offer voter registration opportunity for new citizens
FEBRUARY 16, 2009
Up to 200 new Americans to take oath in Troy
Representatives of Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land
will help new citizens register to vote during a naturalization ceremony in Troy
on Friday, Feb. 20.
The ceremony is at 10 a.m. at the American Polish Cultural Center, 2975 East
Maple Road. Up to 200 new Americans are expected to take their citizenship
"I'm pleased to offer these new citizens the opportunity to register to
vote," Land said. "I often say your vote is your voice, because voting is the
foundation of democracy in America. It's important that all voices be heard on
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 ceremony.