What are my responsibilities as a citizen?

When you successfully complete the naturalization process and become a United States citizen, it is, of course, a very exciting time. There are a number of responsibilities that come with being a citizen that you may not be aware of. Along with your responsibilities of being a citizen also come rights that you are permitted to exercise.

Participate in a Jury

One responsibility that all United States citizens have is that if they are called upon to sit on a jury, they must serve. A jury is the way every citizen is granted the right to a fair trial and have their fate decided by an unbiased group of their peers if they have been accused of committing a crime. It is a legal requirement that all U.S. citizens serve on a board of jurors if they have received a juror summons.

Political Involvement

Upon receiving citizenship, a person is also permitted to run for federal office and vote in federal elections. If you want to make a difference in your community, having the option to run for office and make changes that are important to you in the area. Not only can you run for office, you can also vote on the topics that matter to you.

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