Today is the deadline to register to vote in Virginia


RICHMOND, Va. (AP/WRIC) — Monday, Oct. 15 is the deadline for Virginians to register to vote online, by mail or in person.

The Department of Elections said in a news release that mailed applications must have a Monday postmark, in-person applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. that day, and online applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Monday

Any Virginian can check or update their registration online.

In-person registration is available at local voter registration offices and at DMV customer service centers, social service offices, public libraries and other state and local government offices.

Election Day is Nov. 6. Among the races voters will decide is the U.S. Senate contest between incumbent Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine and Republican challenger Corey Stewart.

There are also several competitive congressional districts throughout the state, as Democrats hope to pick up seats as part of a broader effort to take control of the U.S. House.

Virginians can register to vote online at

The deadline to register to vote in North Carolina was Friday, Oct. 12, but the state extended the deadline until 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 for the following counties affected by Hurricane Florence: Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Greene, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne and Wilson.

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