New Citizens

New citizens who are at least 18 years old are eligible to register and vote after participating in a Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) ceremony. Citizens 16 and 17 years old are eligible to pre-register to vote; these registrants will have their registrations held until they become eligible to vote.

At the swearing-in ceremony

You should receive a voter registration card upon becoming a citizen. Complete this form and mail it in. This must be done at least 15 days before the next election. You will receive a card notifying you of your eligibility to vote within a few weeks after your registration is processed.

Becoming a citizen after the registration deadline

If you become a citizen after the close of registration, which is 15 days before an election, you may still register and vote by coming to the Yolo County Elections Office between the 14th day before Election Day and until the close of polls on Election Day. You must bring your naturalization papers with you.

The Elections Office is located at 625 Court Street, Suite B05, Woodland, 95695.

For more information, visit the California Secretary of State's publication called "A New Citizen's Guide to Voting."