RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is encouraging eligible high school students to register to vote.
The Democratic governor recently issued a proclamation designating the week of April 21 as Virginia High School Voter Registration Week. The governor's said it is the 4th year in row the state has done such a designation.
Northam has also launched a challenge to high schools to register at least 65 percent of their senior class. Schools that do so will get a banner from the governor commending their voter registration efforts.
Virginia is one of only four states having legislative elections this year and the only one where Democrats have a realistic chance of wresting control from Republicans.