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Judge extends Virginia voter registration deadline until Thursday after website went down

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Posted at 10:01 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 10:01:32-04

A Virginia judge has extended the deadline for Virginians to register to vote for two days after a state-run website crashed.

The Associated Press reports that U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney, Jr. announced Wednesday that Virginians can now register to vote through this Thursday.

The state website where Virginians can register online crashed Tuesday when Gov. Ralph Northam said a fiber optic cable was accidentally cut in a roadside project.

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Key Dates and Deadlines in Maryland

Tuesday, October 13th: Voter Registration Deadline
Saturday, October 20th: Request Absentee/Mail-In Ballot Deadline
Monday, October 26th: Early Voting Begins
Tuesday, November 3rd: Absentee/Mail-In Postmark by Date
Tuesday, November 3rd: In-Person Voting