Voter registration deadlines in Va., Md., DC loom

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Monday is the last day to register to vote in Virginia. The last day to register before voting begins in Maryland and D.C. is also coming up later this week.

Monday is the deadline to register online, by mail or in person. The deadline also applies to updating your registration. If mailed, voter registration applications must be postmarked by Monday. If delivered in person, keep in mind registrar offices close at 5 p.m.

You can also register to vote online on the Virginia Department of Elections website.

In Virginia, voters will decide the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine and Republican challenger Corey Stewart next month. There are also several competitive congressional districts throughout the state, as Democrats hope to pick up seats as part of a broader effort to take control of the U.S. House.


In Maryland, the deadline to register to vote or update your information is Oct. 16.

If you’re registering to vote online, you’ll need to make sure your application is in by 9 p.m. You can also complete an in-person application at your local board of elections, the state board of elections,, the Motor Vehicle Administration and a host of other government offices. See a full list on the Maryland State Board of Elections website.

You can register to vote in Maryland online on the State Board of Elections website.

Absentee voting’s already underway in Maryland. Early voting in Maryland starts next Oct. 25 and runs through Nov. 1. Marylanders can also register to vote during early voting with a driver’s license, change of address card, paycheck, bank statement, utility bill or other government document with your name and address.

In Maryland, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is up for reelection, facing a challenge from Democrat Ben Jealous. All eight seats in the House are up for grabs, including an open seat in the 6th District. There are also several closely watched county executive races, including in Montgomery and Frederick counties.


Tuesday is also the last day to register to vote online or by mail in the District.

But if you miss the deadline, you can still register to vote in-person during either early voting or on Election Day. Voters who choose to register during early voting or on Nov. 6 must provide a valid driver’s license, government check, bank statement, utility bill or other government document that shows the voter’s name and address.

You can register to vote online on the D.C. Board of Elections website.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser faces nominal competition in her reelection. The six-way at-large D.C. Council is the most hotly contested race on the ballot.

(WTOP’s Max Smith and Jack Moore contributed to this report. )

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