Voter registration deadline tonight
It certainly doesn’t have the rush or excitement that it had at this time last year or right before the fall election, but tonight is an important stage in the Democratic primary. Voters planning on casting a ballot in the June 9th primary must be registered by close of business tonight.
This is a picture of the text message (sorry for the quality) that Terry McAuliffe‘s campaign sent to remind people that if they want to vote, they have to be registered. It is very similar to the text that Barack Obama‘s campaign sent out before the general election deadline last fall.
It is important to keep in mind that if you are already registered you do not need to re-apply. You only need to register if for some reason you haven’t registered yet. Voters who just turned 18 or people who recently moved to Virginia may be among those who need to register to vote in June.
Voter turnout could play an important role in the June primary. All reliable prognostications are pointing to a very small turnout. It could be as low as only 4 to 5% of eligible voters who identify themselves as Democrats. Depending on the number of people who register by tonight, it could mean only 300,000 voters will decide who the Democratic nominees for Governor and Lt. Governor will be.
If you’d like to be among them, you need to be registered by tonight.