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Virginia’s Voter Registration System Has Crashed

Today is the last day to register to vote in the state.

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Update: The voter registration site is now working, the Virginia Department of Elections announced on Twitter.

Update: As of early Tuesday afternoon, the voter registration site is still down due to a cable severed by a Verizon roadside crew. As a result, several advocacy groups and officials such as Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax have called for the registration deadline to be extended.

The online Virginia voter registration system has crashed. Today is the last day to register to vote in the state.

The Virginia Department of Elections confirmed the crash via Twitter and attributed it to a cut fiber. Technicians are currently working to repair it, the group says, and will update the public on the progress.


While the Citizen’s Portal for online registration is down, Virginia voters can still register in-person at early voting sites or via a mailed application postmarked by today.

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Mimi Montgomery joined Washingtonian in 2018. Her work has appeared in Outside Magazine, Washington City Paper, DCist, and PoPVille. Originally from North Carolina, she now lives in Petworth.