A federal judge has ordered Virginia to extend its voter registration deadline after some Virginians were unable to register online when the state’s website crashed.
Voters now have until midnight on Friday, October 21 to register to vote.
“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,” stated Governor Terry McAuliffe (D).
Voters can register at the registrar’s office or a Department of Motor Vehicles office until close of business and online until midnight.
“In the event that there are unexpected technology issues, we urge Virginians to contact the Department of Elections and indicate that they are attempting to register, so that staff can follow up and ensure that they make it through the process,” McAuliffe stated.
For information on how to register, visit http://www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/how-to-register/. To learn more about voting in Loudoun County, visit loudoun.gov/voting.