Yesterday, a federal judge ordered that the deadline to register to vote in Virginia for the November 8 election be extended through today, Friday, October 21.
This is because the state Department of Elections website failed during the days leading up to the original registration deadline of this past Monday. If you are already registered, there is nothing you need to do. However, if you were affected by problems with the online portal while trying to register, or even if you just forgot and missed the deadline, you have all of today and tonight to register.
- Go to your local voter registrar's office by 5 p.m. You can also do this at some other government offices.
- Print and complete a paper form, and send it by mail postmarked today, Friday, October 21.
- Visit vote.virginia.gov and complete your registration online by 11:59 p.m. tonight.
Voting in elections is one of our foundational rights as Americans, so highly valued because it is preservative of all of our other rights. Don't take your right to vote for granted. If you haven't already, please register to vote today and participate in the November 8 general election. The future of your civil liberties depends on it.
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