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Can I legally vote for the 2016 presidential elections?

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no, only US Citizens can vote, once you become a USC, you can vote, one of the 100 is about being able to vote and serve as a juror once you become a USC

but it is considered a misrepresentation to vote

you are a permanent resident, only conditional

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A privilege of that is afforded a US Citizen is being able to vote in government elections.

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If you somehow managed to vote, it would constitute a federal crime that could very well get you deported.


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Only US citizens can vote in a presidential election. In addition, the Citizen must be registered to vote.


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You can't vote in the Presidential election yet, not until you're a naturalized citizen, but in some areas you can vote in local elections (like for mayor or counselman, things like that). You just have to check the local election laws :)


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I entered the US in July 2014 on a CR-1 visa.

So later this year I should become a Permanent Resident.

My question is: can I vote in the 2016 presidential elections?

Thank you.

No. You can not vote in the 2016 presidential election.

Only US citizens can vote for president.

If you register to vote, you will be making a representation of being a US citizen. You don't actually have to vote. Merely registering to vote will get you in trouble. This would be a Federal crime which would prevent you from becoming a US citizen and lead to your deportation.

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You came with. CR-1 visa, you are already a permanent resident. Later this year, you will file to remove the condition on your 2 -year conditional permanent residency.

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