Monday, October 17, 2016 was the Virginia voter registration deadline to vote in the November 8 General Election. What is interesting is the open voting registration started November 4, 2015 through October 17, 2016. However, Virginians trying to make the voter registration deadline online before 11:59 p.m. in the Commonwealth crashed the state Department of Elections’ website last night. Elections Commissioner Edgardo Cortes told ABC13 they were overwhelmed with record-high levels of activity. He said the website peaked Sunday, it was logging 350 visitors a second. By Monday evening at 5, it had already broken its record for the most amount of online registrations in Virginia in a day.
Check your voter status, poll location and view your sample ballot at the Virginia Department of Elections.
Last Minute Voter Registration Online Crashed the State’s Website was originally published on kissrichmond.com