Progress Virginia joins Americans across the country to celebrate National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan effort celebrating our democracy by encouraging eligible voters to register and then turn out to vote in record numbers. Americans can register at hundreds of events across the nation and online at NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org.
“We encourage Virginians to register and turn out to vote in record numbers and demand every vote is counted,” said Anna Scholl, executive director of Progress Virginia. “By joining together, Black, white, and brown, we have the chance to make our voices heard and to swear in a government that works for our families, our communities, and our state.”
In order to participate in any of the various ways to cast a ballot in Virginia in this November’s election, voters must register by October 13th. Voters with a DMV-issued ID can register and update their voter registration status online at vote.elections.virginia.gov. Registered voters can also use the site to apply to vote absentee by mail, find their polling place, and track their ballot.
This is the first year Virginians are able to vote absentee without offering an excuse. In addition to no-excuse early voting, the General Assembly passed legislation in special session to create drop boxes for absentee ballots at local election offices and fund prepaid return postage for people voting by mail.
National Voter Registration Day is held on the fourth Tuesday of every September. Since 2012, nearly 3 million voters have registered on the holiday. Partner organizations will coordinate hundreds of National Voter Registration Day events on and offline nationwide to drive attention to voter registration.
- The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
- To verify registration status, visit vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation or call 1-866-OUR-VOTE.