RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Officials helped Central Virginians register to vote as part of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday.
Volunteers and organizations throughout the Commonwealth encouraged eligible Virginians to register to vote and increase awareness of voter registration opportunities.
Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney presented a proclamation announcing the national day and kicked off this year’s Mayor’s Voter Registration Challenge.
Last year, five out of nine Richmond high schools registered at least 65 percent of their eligible senior class. Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Richmond Community, Franklin Military and Richmond Alternative were all recognized.
“Its critically important for every eligible Virginian to get registered and to show up on election day,” Register Liaison and Voter Outreach Coordinator for Virginia’s Department of Elections Tonya Pruett said.
The deadline for registering to vote in the November 6, 2018 election is October 15, 2018.
It’s not too late to register - all eligible Virginians can register to vote or verify their registration status online.
Find out more about National Voter Registration Day here.