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Voter registration deadline extended to tonight

The voter registration deadline for Virginia has been extended by two days, until 11:59 p.m. tonight, because of a registration system outage that occurred on Tuesday, the previously scheduled final day to register.

According to a press release from the Virginia Attorney General’s office, the extension was the result of consent decree filed by AG Mark Herring and approved by Judge John A. Gibney Jr. Wednesday morning in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

In the consent decree, Herring agreed that the commonwealth would take all necessary actions to extend the deadline from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15, take all necessary actions to inform the public of the extension, and provide information to the public and to voters attempting to register using alternative methods to register in the event that there is another system outage during the extension period.

Herring’s actions were taken in response to a lawsuit filed by several Virginia voter advocacy organizatio...

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