Voting is a right reserved only for U.S. citizens. It is illegal for a non-citizen to vote in a state or federal election or primary. Even identifying yourself as a citizen when you are not one, absolutely disqualifies you from renewal of a green card or naturalization. In fact, it is disqualifying for all other immigration benefits and will even make you subject to deportation.
Following are several instances when people sometimes make the mistake of identifying as a citizen before they actually have achieved that status. There are many more instances when accidentally identifying as a citizen can happen, but these are the most common:
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