I wish there was a way to respond to totally inaccurate comments. To Mark who said No unless we want to turn into a Third World toilet. You need to research what it takes to become a citizen. You have to have been a legal resident for 5 years before you can become a citizen and you must pass a test on the US government (I.e. a Civics test). So newly naturalized citizens have had plenty of time to assimilate and probably understand our governmental system better than most who were born here. So, yes, new citizens should be automatically registered to vote.