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Can you vote if you're not a citizen?

Quick question - Can you vote in the upcoming election if you're not a U.S. citizen?

The answer of course is NO!

First, only U.S. citizens can register to vote.

Second, since only U.S. citizens can vote, and if you aren't a U.S. citizen and you vote in there will be serious consequences - if you apply to become a citizen, USCIS can deny your application. You may even risk getting removed/deported. You should talk to an immigration attorney if you're not a citizen and have voted in an election to see what your options are.

Now, if you are a citizen, don't forget to vote! One of the greatest privileges of being a U.S. citizen is being able to participate in the democratic process.