October 9, 2006
The general election is now less than a month away, but the deadline to register to vote in it is 5:00p.m. Tuesday, October 10.
Charlottesville's Registrar Office is working hard to get all qualified adults on the books for November's election.
The office says there has been a constant flow of registrants and absentee voters.
So far, 288 absentee ballots have been cast. Staff say working on a federal holiday was a tough decision to make.
"We've had people come in, and they've absentee voted. We've had people call to check their registration application. On the day before a deadline for a significant election like this it was important for us to be open," said Charlottesville Registrar Sheri Iachetta.
Charlottesville's Registrar says she expects voter turnout be at least 50% with the current rate of absentee voters casting their ballot.