Chapter 6. New Citizens Application And Voting Procedures of California Elections Code >> Division 3. >> Chapter 6.
A new citizen is eligible to register and vote at the office
of, or at another location designated by, the county elections
official at any time beginning on the 14th day before an election and
ending at the close of polls on the election day following the date
on which that person became a citizen.
A new citizen registering to vote after the close of
registration shall provide the county elections official with proof
of citizenship prior to voting, and shall declare that he or she has
established residency in California. Upon receipt of proof of
citizenship and California residency, the county elections official
shall instate the affiant as a registered voter and include his or
her affidavit of registration in the permanent file of affidavits.
The ballots of new citizens shall be received and canvassed
at the same time and under the same procedure as vote by mail voter
ballots, insofar as that procedure is not inconsistent with this
The county elections official shall keep open to public
inspection a list of all persons who have registered as new citizens.