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This Monday, Feb. 10, is the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming March 3 Democratic presidential primary in Virginia.

Applications to vote by mail must be postmarked by Monday. In-person applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday. Online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., also on Monday, Feb. 10. 

Any Virginian who will be at least 18 years old by Nov. 3, 2020, can register to vote and cast a ballot in the March 3 primary.

Any Virginia resident can check or update their registration status or apply to vote for the first time on Virginia Department of Election's citizen portal.

Applications are also available at DMV customer service centers, social service offices, and public libraries or at Prince William County’s Office of Elections at 9250 Lee Ave. in Manassas. 

More information about registering and other voting-related questions can be found by calling 800-552-9745 or TTY 711. 

Registered voters can also request absentee ballots for Virginia’s March 3 presidential primary or cast an in-person absentee ballot now. Visit the citizen portal to fill out the necessary form. In some cases, the form can be submitted online. 

A list of the 20 reasons Virginia voters can cast an absentee ballot either in person or via mail is available here

Other important dates to remember if voting in the March 3 Democratic Presidential Primary include:

●      The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

●      The deadline to vote absentee in-person is Saturday, Feb. 29.

●      The deadline to return an absentee ballot by mail is on Election Day, Tuesday, March 3.

Virginia voters casting an absentee ballot either in-person or on Election Day must show an acceptable photo ID. Voters can get a free Voter Photo ID at their local voter registration office.

Voters who do not have an acceptable form of ID may still vote absentee in-person after completing the Virginia Voter Photo Identification Card Application and receiving a Temporary Identification Document from their voter registration office. Find out more about Virginia’s voter ID requirements at

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