Voting Application Registration Deadline

By: Emily Brown Email
By: Emily Brown Email

Monday is very important in the Presidential race, because it's the deadline for registering to vote in Virginia's primary. The primary will take place for February 12, the same day as Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

Many states are holding their primaries earlier than ever this year in a bid to have a greater influence on the final outcome.

In order to vote in our primary, you must have your registration application in by January 14. When you register, you don't have to declare your political party, but in the primary, you must choose if you want to vote on a Republican or Democratic ballot.

"That does not mean that that is necessarily your party affiliation. However, the lists are available to the political parties, and they may send you mailings based on what primary you voted in," says Kay Shiflett, the General Registrar for Rockingham County.

There are many ways to find an application, such as visiting your local Department of Motor Vehicles office or the General Registrar's office in the City or the County.

You can also print one off from the Internet and mail it in. If you do that, it will need to be postmarked by 5 p.m. Monday evening. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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