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Last Day to Register to Vote in 2009 VA Elections

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It's the last day to register to vote in Virginia's November 3rd general election. The deadline to register or update a voter registration is tonight at five. Residents registering to vote in the Commonwealth can only submit their application by mail or in person. Applications must be postmarked by today or hand delivered to the nearest registrar's office.Voters in Virginia will decide races for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney, all 100 House of Delegates seats and some local offices. Residents can see sample ballots and check their voter status and polling places online at the State Board of Elections' Web site.

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Rating The United States On Child Care

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Scientists To Bid A Bittersweet Farewell To Rosetta, The Comet Chaser

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