Register for the Primaries and Presidential Vote!
In 2012 there were 5.5 million registered voters and of those 72% voted. In 2015 those numbers dropped to 5.1 million registered voters and 30% voted. What a difference a presidential election makes! Well, we’re in the presidential cycle again, and many folks need to get their voter registration back in order. Your important dates for the electoral process:
- Next General Election or Primary: Tuesday, March 1
- Deadline to register to vote: Monday, February 8
- Deadline for absentee ballot by mail application: 5 PM Tuesday, February 23
- Deadline for absentee ballot by appearing in-person: 5 PM Saturday, February 27
The Virginia Department of Elections has all the links on getting registered and this handy form that will tell you where you go to cast your ballot.