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Board of Elections tells voters to ignore false registration e-mail

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By: Ryan Nobles – bio | email

With 106 days to go until the election the silliness has begun. The Virginia Board of Elections is warning that a mass e-mail is going on telling voters that if they haven’t voted since the 2008 presidential election that they must register again or be turned away this November.

The BOE said there is no truth to the e-mail.

It is pretty simple, if you were registered to vote before, and you haven’t moved you are still registered. There is nothing more to do before casting your ballot on election day. 

In Virginia your voter registration never expires, even if you choose to never vote. So even if the presidential election was the last time you made it to your polling place, you are still set to go for this November.

The only exception is if you have moved outside of your voting precinct since the last time you cast your ballot. In that case you do need to update your address with the BOE because you may have changed congressional districts or polling places.

If you are worried that you may not be registered correctly, it is a simple one stop check.  The Board of Elections has set up a handy web site where you can just fill out your information and it tells you your registration status, where you go to vote and who will be on the ballot when you get there.

The Board of Elections registration web site can be found clicking here.

Written by Ryan Nobles

July 23, 2012 at 9:52 pm

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