Virginia

McAuliffe encouraging eligible students to register to vote

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, right, raises an empty glass he had just drained of Irish Whiskey as he salutes members of Metro Richmond Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums and members of the Greater Richmond Pipes and Drums during a St. Patrick’s Day celebration outside Rosie Connolly’s Bar in Richmond, Va., Friday, March 17, 2017 (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe is encouraging eligible high school students to register to vote.

The governor declared the week starting April 23 as Virginia High School Student Voter Registration Week.

In Virginia, a 17-year-old can register to vote as long as he or she will be 18 on or before the next general election.

Any Virginia school that gets more than 65 percent of its eligible voters registered will get a certificate from McAuliffe.

 

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