Today is the last day to register to vote for Nov. 5 elections

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Tomorrow is election day and politicians across the country have their eye on Virginia's races.

Tomorrow is election day and politicians across the country have their eye on Virginia’s races. (PHOTO: Courtesy MGN.)

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Today is the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 5 elections.

According to Virginia’s Department of Elections, a person is eligible to vote in Virginia if they are:

  • A resident of Virginia;
  • A U.S. citizen; and
  • At least 18 years old (if a person is 17 years old but will be 18 years old by the time of an election, they qualify to register).

The Department of Elections said all registering to vote must plan to vote only in Virginia, must not be declared mentally incompetent by a court of law, and if convicted of a felony, the right to vote must be restored.

Those eligible to register may do so using one of the following options:

  • Register online.
  • Go to a local voter registration office. Find your local office on the department’s website. All general registrar offices close at 5:00 p.m.
  • Mail the registration to your local registrar office or to the address printed on the application form. The mail must be postmarked with today’s day: Tuesday, Oct. 15. If not postmarked by today’s date, your application will be delayed and you will not be able to vote in the Nov. 5 elections.

Where do I find an application form?

  • Download a PDF copy of the form;
  • Public libraries;
  • State or local government offices including where Medicaid, WIC, food stamps are processed; and where services are provided to persons with disabilities;
  • Department of Motor Vehicles offices; and
  • Virginia Department of Election office.

Citizens with questions may call the Department of Elections at (800) 552-9745.

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