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Registration deadline Feb. 8

The deadline to register to vote or to update the address on your voter registration for the upcoming March 1 presidential primary will be on Monday, Feb. 8, at 5 p.m.
Any citizen needing to register or update an address may do so by appearing in person at the Patrick County 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, 106 Rucker St., Room 216, 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); 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 learning 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 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 be open on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the purpose of in-person absentee voting.
If you need to absentee vote by mail, a ballot application must be received on or before Tuesday, Feb. 23. A request to receive a ballot by mail may be done online at http://elections.virginia.gov/citizen-portal/index.html.
For additional information, or to request an absentee ballot application be mailed to you, contact Patrick County Registrar Susan R. Taylor at 276-694-7206 or staylor@co.patrick.va.us.

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