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You’re Going to Vote? What, Like, It’s Hard?

When a past situationship told me he didn’t vote, I couldn’t ignore it. I literally COULD NOT stop thinking about it. Like a true Capricorn, I pressed on to find out why. Then he uttered the words that I’ve heard dozens of people say but never fully understood. He said he didn’t believe in voting […]

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Kirk Cox Supports Voter Suppression, Wants to “Go Further Than Georgia”

As activists celebrate the passage of the Voting Rights Act of Virginia, candidate for Governor, Delegate Kirk Cox, announced that he not only supports Georgia’s recently passed and widely panned voter suppression law, but he wants Virginia to take it even further. On the John Fredericks Radio Show yesterday, Cox said that Virginia could “go […]

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Be Patient with Election 2020 Results

On election night, journalists, pundits, politicians, and the public must have patience when contemplating election results. Conducting an election in a pandemic brings many changes, including a massive shift to absentee and early voting. Thanks to democracy reforms passed earlier this year, it’s easy, safe and secure for voters to participate by absentee voting—and hundreds […]

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ICYMI: Interpreting the Results, Setting the Stage: Election 2020

The media must set realistic expectations and report election results only after every valid vote has been counted. It will be nearly impossible to declare a winner on election night because of the massive amount of absentee ballots that must be validated and counted in the days and weeks after Nov. 3. Careful consideration is […]

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Check Your Calendar––You Have Some Serious Voting Deadlines to Meet

The deadline to request your absentee ballot is Oct. 23. We aren’t there quite yet, so do not distress—we’ve got you covered. This election season is like no other—more on the line, more ways to vote, and fewer (none, actually!) excuses to not vote. But the time to make your voice heard is drawing to […]

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Virginia Early Voting Turnout Continues Breaking Records

Virginia’s early voting turnout continues at a record pace, meaning voters and the media will need patience on Election Night to receive results in close races. Of the over 1.6 million absentee ballots cast and applications received, 578,990 have been returned in person and 479,955 have been returned via mail. More than 600,000 ballots are […]

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Record Numbers of Virginians Turn Out for Early Voting

As of today, 1,246,631 Virginia voters have applied for mail-in ballots—more than two and a half times as many as the total number of requests at this time four years ago. Of the over 1 million absentee ballots, 262,776 have been returned in person and 164,171 have been returned via mail. Despite an initial slowdown […]

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Progress Virginia Celebrates National Voter Registration Day

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 […]

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Absentee Voting in Virginia Begins Friday, Sept. 18

September 18 marks the beginning of absentee voting across all localities in Virginia. Virginia voters have more options than ever to make sure their voices are heard this election season. Thanks to new legislation, every registered voter can cast their ballot early without an excuse. Beginning tomorrow, local elections offices will open for in-person voting […]

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Early Voting Begins This Friday! It’s GO TIME, Folks!

This election season is off to a crazy start…and the real fun hasn’t even begun yet. If you haven’t already seen the nonsense online, get ready, but don’t believe everything you hear or read. The reality is, well, more real—we have a sitting president who has openly said that he won’t leave, a Trump donor […]