FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday October 20, 2016
New Virginia Majority applauds order to extend voter registration deadline
“We’re pleased with today’s order to extend Virginia’s voter registration deadline to ensure every eligible Virginian who wants to register to vote is able,” said New Virginia Majority co-executive director Tram Nguyen. “The right to vote is at the heart of what it means to be an American. For thousands of Virginians who recently had their right to vote restored, this order means they will have a voice in November, many for the first time. That’s something we can all be proud of.”
Under the order, eligible Virginia voters have until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 21st to submit their voter registration application. All eligible Virginians will have the opportunity to participate in the 2016 November General Election by registering to vote online or submitting a voter registration form by Friday, October 21, 2016. Virginians can visit www.registerva.com to register.
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