Final day to register to vote is Monday

Posted at 11:27 PM, Oct 14, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-15 14:30:49-04

RICHMOND, VA -- Both political parties campaigned hard in Virginia this weekend, ahead of Monday's Voter Registration deadline.

The Obama Campaign brought to town the "Gotta Vote" bus, carrying Brian Moran, Chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party, along with former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, and celebrity activist Justin Long.

"Yesterday this campaign knocked on over a hundred thousand doors across the state," Granholm told the crowd outside the Hippodrome Theater in downtown Richmond.

Democratic Chairman Brian Moran said the party is on track to match 2008 numbers in terms of registering people to vote.

"It looks good, it looks very similiar to 2008," Moran said.

Republicans are countering the efforts of Democrats by launching efforts of their own.

"We got a ground game," Republican Delegate John O'Bannon said.

"We're actually seeing some young folks coming out and voting Republican this year," O'Bannon said.

Virginians must register to vote by 5 p.m. Monday or have their mailed application postmarked by the close of business.

Information on how and where to register can be found on the Virginia State Board of Election website.