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Virginians Registering to Vote Ahead of 2012 Pace

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    AUSTIN, TX - FEBRUARY 19: A pollster loads paper in a primary registration machine at the Travis County Courthouse February 19, 2008 in Austin, Texas. Early voting begins today across Texas ahead of the presidential primaries taking place on Tuesday, March 4, 2008. (Photo by Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

    Virginia residents are rushing to register to vote ahead of the November election.

    Nearly 35 percent more Virginia residents registered to vote in the first three months of 2016 compared to the same period four years ago, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. That's according to data from the Virginia Department of Elections.

    The data shows that roughly 40 percent of new voter registrations so far in 2016 were through the state's online elections portal. More than 30 percent of people who registered applied through the Department of Motor Vehicles.

    The figures were made available through the Virginia Election Data Project. The project was produced by the State Board of Elections and local officials with the help of Pew Charitable Trusts.