Yesterday (11.08.11), on Election Day, I became a U.S. citizen! For a political buff like me, that is pretty neat.
I may be the only person excited about jury duty, and of course I can’t wait to vote! We’ve always sent an absentee ballot back to Canada to vote.
Apparently, the NJ office is one of only three in the country where you can have your interview and oath on the same day… which meant it was a LONG day! I left home at 8 AM and didn’t get back until 5 PM. The interview portion of the day lasted probably less than five minutes (and this includes all the form signing), so it’s just the logistics of it that makes the wait so long.
Before they quiz you on the U.S. history/government, they have you read and write a sentence in English. I had to read the sentence “Where does the President live?” and write “The President lives in the White House”.
The questions I was asked pertaining to U.S. history/government were:
- What is the “rule of law”?
- Who is the Governor of your state?
- What movement tried to end racial discrimination?
- Where is the Statue of Liberty?
- Who was the first President?
- Name two national U.S. holidays.
Piece of cake!
Last year on Election Day, I got the iPhone 4. This year, I became a citizen. I wonder what will happen next year!
P.S. Don’t forget to leave me a comment below on your thoughts! As always, I’d love to hear from you.