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A Final Push for Virginia Voter Registration

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The deadline to register to vote in the November election is Monday. Ahead of that, Democrats and Republicans are out in full force trying to get everyone on the books so they can cast a ballot.

Both camps will work through the weekend, and ground zero for registering people to vote will be at the University of Virginia's home football game at Scott Stadium.

"It's that resource where you can just divide and attack them all," said UVA first-year student Emma Myers.

Myers worked hard at getting people's attention on the corner and signing them up to vote on Friday.

Cindi Burket, with the Albemarle County Republican Committee, said, "This is an important election and if you are not registered, for Heaven's sake, make it happen."

 The applications will likely end up at the Charlottesville Voter Registration Office. Sheri Iachetta, the Charlottesville registrar, says they have more than 32,000 people registered and hope to top 33,000 by the election.

"We are processing hundreds of applications, hundreds are coming through the door," she said. And while both campaigns are focusing on students this weekend, Iachetta says the voter population this year is diverse.

"We're really seeing all our numbers up but I'm seeing it spread out across the community. I'm not seeing it specifically one demographic," she said.

Iachetta says almost 75 percent of the people living in Charlottesville are registered to vote.

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