If you haven’t yet registered to vote, the deadline is now just a few days away.
Virginia officials have mailed out more than 4.6 million voter registration cards to residents. The State Board of Elections is telling voters who have not received a voter registration card to check their registration record at www.SBE.Virginia.gov.
Nationwide, an estimated 6 million people didn’t vote in the 2008 elections because they either did not know how to register or because they missed the voter registration deadline.
The voter registration deadline in Virginia this year is Monday, Oct. 15.
Arlington County's website has a lot of useful information for people who need to register or have questions about whether their current voter registration is valid. If you have moved from the address on your voter registration card or changed your name, you need to re-register. (Instructions on how to do so are here.)
Here’s information on how residents can register in time for the Nov. 6 elections:
- Fill out a voter registration form in person at the Arlington County Voter Registration office at 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Ste. 320. The hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 703-228-3456 for more information.
- Download a voter registration form from the State Board of Elections website, fill it out and return it to the Arlington County Voter Registration office at 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Ste. 320, Arlington, Va. 22201.
- You may also pick up a voter registration form at any public library, Department of Motor Vehicles office or several other locations.
If you aren't sure of the status of your voter registration, you can check it by going to the Virginia Board of Elections voter registration status service site.
Absentee voting is already underway. More information on how and where to vote absentee in Arlington County is available here.
For more on this year's elections, click on our elections tab at the top of this page!