A national processing change will be implemented very soon that will affect the way in which Naturalization Appeals as well as Applications for Certificates of Citizenship are filed. Beginning October 30, 2011, certain citizenship forms will no longer be accepted locally. The N-300, N-336, N-600, and N-600K must now be filed with a Lockbox, either in Phoenix or Dallas. December 2, 2011 is the last day that local offices such as Newark will forward forms to the Lockbox. After that day, any of the above forms not properly filed with the lockbox will be rejected.
With the Presidential elections coming up, now is a good time to consider filing for Naturalization. The "climate" is good, processing takes only a mere 3 to 4 months, and it would certainly help the country to get as many voters out there as possible.