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.
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.