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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.


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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.


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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 […]