Deadline to register to vote is Oct. 11

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Staff Report

Citizens who are not registered to vote must complete and submit a voter registration application by 5 p.m. on Oct. 11 if they wish to participate in Virginia’s Nov. 8, 2005 General Election.

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminds customers that they may apply to register to vote at any of the 73 DMV customer service centers, or 36 license agent offices located throughout the state.

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For more information on DMV locations, hours and schedules, visit the agency’s web site at www.dmvNOW.com

Citizens can go online to verify their voter registration status at the Virginia State Board of Elections web site, located at www.sbe.state.va.us.

The site can also be used to determine voting locations as well as elected officials and representatives.

If going online is not an option, citizens can telephone or visit their local registrar’s office for information.

To ensure privacy and security while verifying voting status online, citizens must use a DMV personal identification number (PIN) available through the DMV web site.

After applying for a PIN online, DMV will mail it to a home address.