Oct.13 deadline for voter registration
The deadline to register to vote or to update your address on your voter registration for the upcoming Nov. 3 general election is Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m., according to a news release from Registrar Susan R. Taylor.
Citizens needing to register to vote or update their addresses may do so by appearing in person at the registrar's office, mailing a completed application to P.O. Box 635, Stuart, Va., or going online at www.vote.virginia.gov.
The registrar's office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located in the Patrick County Veterans' Memorial Building (county administration building), 106 Rucker Street, Room 216C, Stuart.
Virginia law requires all voters to present an acceptable form of photo identification when voting. The following are examples of acceptable identification: valid Virginia driver's license (cannot be expired more than 12 months); Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued photo identification card; valid United States passport; valid employee photo identification card; valid college or university student identification card from an institution of higher education located in Virginia; or any other government-issued photo identification card.
A free voter photo identification card is available to any registered voter who does not already have a valid form of identification. This card can be obtained by visiting any registrar's office.
Registered voters needing to vote by absentee ballot may do so in the registrar's office during regular office hours. The office will also be open on two Saturdays, Oct. 24 and Oct. 31, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for the purpose of in-person absentee voting.
If you need to absentee vote by mail, an absentee ballot application must be received on or before Tuesday, Oct. 27.
For additional information, or to request an absentee ballot application be mailed to you, contact Registrar Susan R. Taylor at 276-694-7206 or staylor@co.patrick.va.us.