New U.S. Citizens
Registration before the registration deadline:
Before each election, there is a deadline date to register to vote.
If you are eligible to vote and if you want to vote,
you need to register to vote BY the deadline date.
You do not need to take your naturalization certificate
if you register by the deadline; you will need just the same
identification as all other U.S. citizens.
Registration after the registration deadline.
Can you still register to vote and vote if
you become a U.S. citizen after the voter registration deadline?
Yes, you can IF
your swearing-in ceremony was after the deadline date.
Here is what to do if you become a citizen after the registration deadline:
1. Go to the Elections Commission office in City Hall. It is on the first floor, next to the elevator. The office is open
from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
YOU CAN REGISTER UNTIL 4:00 THE DAY BEFORE
2. Take your naturalization certificate with you. This will show the date of your swearing-in ceremony, and it will prove that
you have just become a new citizen.
3. Like everyone else who registered to vote, you will need
to give your driver's license number.
If you do not have a driver's license,
you will need to give the last 4 numbers
of your Social Security number.
If you do not have a driver's license or a Social Security number,
you will need to show one of these forms of ID. The ID has to have
the same name and address you give when you register to vote:
a current and valid photo identification, or
a current utility bill (gas, electricity, water), or
a bank statement, or
a government check, or
a paycheck or other governmental document.
3. You will be asked the same few questions as everyone else who
registers to vote.
4. The Elections Commission office will tell you which ward (a big area) you are in, and which precinct (a smaller area) you are in. They will also tell you how to get to your polling place if you don't know.
You can ask the Elections Commission any questions you have.
A few weeks before an election,
go on the Internet to www.brockton.ma.us
This is the City of Brockton's web site.
"Where do I vote?" if you forget where to vote;
"SAMPLE ballot" if you want to look at a ballot before you vote.
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