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Voter Registration Deadline Extended in Virginia

By Susan Larson

Federal District Judge Claude M. Hilton has signed an order extending the voter registration deadline in Virginia through 11:59 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

“I am pleased that the court has agreed with the request to extend Virginia’s voter registration period after unprecedented web traffic prevented many people from completing their registrations online before the original deadline,” said Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

The ruling came after the online voter registration system crashed on Monday, Oct. 17, the original voter registration deadline.

“The Virginia Department of Elections and the Virginia Information Technology Agency have been working overtime since Monday night to expand the capacity of the system that allows Virginians to register to vote online, and I am confident that the steps we have taken will provide an improved experience to people who use it,” McAuliffe said.

This extension provides all eligible Virginians the opportunity to participate in the 2016 November General Election by registering to vote online, in-person and through the mail on or before October 21, 2016.

You can check your voter registration status online.

Voters may complete registration applications in-person at a local election official office, at Department of Motor Vehicles Customer Service Centers, and at other Virginia government agencies. Learn more at Virginia’s How To Register webpage.

Local Registrars’ Offices
Fredericksburg Office of Voter Registration and Elections
601 Caroline St.
Suite 500-A
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: 540-372-1030
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Spotsylvania County Voter Registration
9106A Courthouse Rd.
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Call 540-507-7380 for hours or with questions.

Stafford County Voter Registration
1300 Courthouse Rd.
P.O. Box 301
Stafford, VA 22554
Phone: 540-658-4000
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For other locations, refer to the voter registration website for your city or county.

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