Holding her newly minted citizenship certificate and voter registration application, Sumebha Gupta grinned.
“I just wanted to give my vote to be counted,” she said.
Gupta is one of 39 people who became a United States citizen this month, many of whom cited the upcoming presidential election as their major motivation.
“I feel excited," said Omar Coker, originally form Sierra Leone. He said registering to vote was "definitely a must."