Tag: voter registration


Voter registration deadline for June primaries is Monday

Monday, May 22, is the voter registration deadline for the June 13, 2017 primary elections.

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David Toscano proposes voter registration deadline extension

David Toscano proposed a bill to address emergencies that prevent citizens attempting to register to vote from doing so in time of emergency.

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ACLU: Virginia needs to follow law on voter registration snafu

The ACLU is pressing the state’s top election official to take immediate corrective action after the portal to register online to vote crashed.

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ACLU urges action regarding failure of online voter registration system

The ACLU of Virginia is deeply concerned about reports that some people were unable to register to vote on the final day of registration.

Reminder: Virginia voter registration deadline is Oct. 17

The voter registration deadline in Virginia for the upcoming presidential election is Monday, Oct, 17.

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McAuliffe announces Governor’s Challenge in High School Voter Registration

Governor McAuliffe announced the 2016-2017 Governor’s Challenge in High School Voter Registration.

Facebook reminder helps increase Virginia voter registration

A significant increase in recent voter registration in Virginia was seen following registration reminders posted statewide by Facebook.

Virginians receive letters with misleading info on voter registration status

The Virginia Department of Elections has received phone calls from voters who received a letter suggesting their voter registration status was in question.

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Hillary for Virginia announces campus registration drives

Hillary for Virginia announced the launch of a campus voter registration drive with events on college and university campuses across the Commonwealth.

Department of Elections conducting training for third party voter registration

The Virginia Department of Elections is conducting eight in-person voter registration training sessions that are open to the public.

McAuliffe announces new voter registration innovation

A new innovation from the DMV and the Department of Elections enables customers to apply electronically to register to vote at DMV.

Virginia High School Registration Week set for April 24-30

Virginia High School Registration Week will encourage high school students and teachers to conduct voter registration drives at their schools.

Republicans challenge McAuliffe on voter access

Over 90 percent of the more than 1,200 public comments submitted regarding Governor Terry McAuliffe’s proposed voter registration changes are in opposition, according to a House of Delegates analysis.

Department of Elections to offer third party voter registration training

The Virginia Department of Elections and local general registrars will begin conducting voter registration drive training mandated by Va. Code § 24.2-416.6.

Voter registration available at Monticello 4th of July Celebration

The Charlottesville and Albemarle Voter Registration Offices, in cooperation with the Charlottesville-Albemarle League of Women Voters, will conduct a voter registration drive at Monticello on July 4 from 7 a.m. until noon.

Voters call for clarity: The IRS should listen

In November 2013, the IRS proposed a new definition of political activity that would have applied to 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations.

Update on post-election count, process for certifying Senate winner

Yesterday, each of Virginia’s 133 local electoral boards began the routine process of canvassing their precinct results from the November 4 general election.


New photo ID requirement will be in effect for all Virginia voters

Virginia voters will have an opportunity to cast a ballot at their polling place between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. today. All voters are now required to show an acceptable form of photo ID.

Final week for absentee voting in Virginia

This week marks the countdown to the final days in which Virginia voters may cast an Absentee Ballot for the upcoming November 4, 2014, General Election.


Saturday is first of two absentee voting days in Virginia

Saturday marks the first of two Saturdays before the November 4 General Election, in which Virginia voters may cast an in-person absentee ballot at their local voter registration office.

Ken Plum: Saved by the Feds

As I wrote in a column several months ago, Virginia has historically ceded decisions to federal authorities on major issues on which the state had been unwilling to move forward, despite the Commonwealth’s historic antipathy toward the federal government.

Voters impacted by new ID laws in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Elections has received numerous inquiries today regarding a news story that incorrectly stated the number of individuals without a Virginia DMV-issued photo ID.

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Herring encourages voters to register, prepare for November elections

Attorney General Mark Herring encourages eligible Virginians to register to vote and encourages all Virginians to confirm their registration and prepare any documentation needed to comply with Virginia’s new photo ID requirements.

Virginia Department of Elections marks National Voter Registration Day

The Virginia Department of Elections is participating in National Voter Registration Day. Volunteers and organizations from all over the Commonwealth will encourage eligible Virginians to register to vote.

Voter information for November elections

A general election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, for the offices of: Member of the United States Senate, and Members of the United States House of Representatives.

Virginia Voters Alliance challenges dual voter registrations

At the end of May, 2014 the Virginia Voters Alliance turned over to the State Boards of Elections a file containing both Virginia and Maryland data of people that appeared to be registered in both states. There was an additional list of 164 voters that appeared to have voted in both states during the 2012 election.

Department of Elections: Commissioner’s statement regarding incorrect voter mailing

As part of our on-going efforts to ensure that the Commonwealth’s voter registration records are accurate, the Virginia Department of Elections (ELECT) routinely receives information for voters who may have changed their address.

New voter requirements in place in Virginia

A new Virginia law, effective July 1, 2014, requires voters to present acceptable photo identification to vote in-person for the November election.

Elections board to begin third party registration training

Beginning on July 2, 2014, the Department of Elections and local general registrars will begin conducting voter registration drive training mandated by § 24.2-416.6.

Libertarian Party to build on record increases in support at national convention

Even as Republicans and Democrats are suffering sharp declines in voters who identify with them, the Libertarian Party is gearing up for their biennial national convention to build on record growth in the last two years.

Group finds more than 43K dual voter registrations in Maryland, Virginia

Election Integrity Maryland (EIM), one of the Mid–Atlantic’s leading election watchdog organizations, in partnership with The Virginia Voters Alliance (VVA), has discovered at least 43,983 voters registered in both Maryland and Virginia.

Ken Plum: Virginia prefers to leave it to the feds

Despite Virginia’s historic antipathy toward the federal government, the Commonwealth has nonetheless historically ceded decisions to federal authorities on major issues on which the state had been unwilling to move forward.

Blog: Communities of color and the environment

This month marks the 10th anniversary of Campaign for Communities, which created a coalition of Latino, African American, low-income and environmental organizations working to educate, register and turn out voters using environmental issues as motivation.

ACLU of Virginia Election Day hotline to help voters with problems at polls

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia will offer an election hotline to answer questions from voters who encounter problems at the polls on Election Day. Most problems at the polls arise from a combination of voters not knowing their rights and poll workers not being sufficiently informed about election law.

Voter registration deadline approaching next week

The deadline to apply to register to vote in Virginia for the Nov. 5 election is this coming Tuesday, Oct. 15.

New voter ID cards in the mail

Voters in local districts that have been affected by redistricting changes will soon receive new voter cards. The Virginia State Board of Elections will begin mailing cards to affected voters this week. All voters in Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County needing updated cards should receive them within approximately two weeks. The voter cards will list […]

Harrisonburg: Are voters being disenfranchised?

Column by Joseph Fitzgerald Hundreds of potential first-time voters may have been disenfranchised by the Harrisonburg Registrar’s Office as part of a pattern that increasingly looks like an active campaign to limit voting by college students in the presidential election. The campaign began with unsubstantiated warnings to students about financial repercussions from registering; it is […]

Election ’08: Today is the last day to register to vote in Nov. 4 election

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Today is the last day for Virginia residents to vote in the Nov. 4 general election, which includes contests for president, the United States Senate and Congress. Applications must be in your local voter-registration office by 5 p.m. or postmarked today. Download a voter-registration application online. Check your registration status […]

Local Politics: A view of the ’08 election from BRCC

Story by Riley Murray blueridgedata.blogspot.com In the swing state of Virginia, the deadline of Oct. 6 for voter registration is fast approaching. Across Virginia, voter registration efforts are breaking records. With the race for the White House entering its last full month, the focus is on the Shenandoah Valley region. This rural region, in the […]

Virginia: Kaine urges voters to check registration status online

Staff Report A tool on the State Board of Elections website can be used to confirm your voter-registration status online – and Gov. Tim Kaine is urging Virginians to use it between now and the Oct. 6 deadline to register to vote in the ’08 election. “By taking a few minutes to use this simple […]

Virginia Politics: Voter rolls swelling in Dem-friendly areas

Staff Report Democrats are working hard to add to the voter rolls in Virginia, and their efforts seem to be paying off. Registrations are up 10 percent this year in a number of Democratic Party-leaning cities and counties in the Old Dominion, according to a report in today’s Washington Post. The analysis showed that registration […]