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Editorial: Register, then vote

Anyone not registered to vote has just two weeks and a couple of days to do so before the Nov. 6 election.

The Virginia voter registration deadline is Oct. 15.

Every seat in the House of Representatives and one-third of those in the Senate, including that of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, will be on this year’s ballot. This is one hotly-contested year, widely seen as a referendum on the administration of President Donald J. Trump.

The talking heads and opinion columnists have been busy for months trying to read the tea leaves. All of that prognostication goes out the window during the 13 hours, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., that polls are open.

There’s an old saying, “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain.” And if you don’t register to vote, you need to zip it up and keep it zipped until you are prepared to exercise that most basic of American rights, the right to vote.

Absentee voting is already underway. If you cannot go to the polls on Nov. 6, cast your ...

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