Tuesday marks National Voter Registration Day, and your vote counts.
Governor's races are on the ballot this November in 36 states, including Maryland, where Gov. Larry Hogan is being challenged by Ben Jealous, the former president of the NAACP.
If elected, Jealous would be the state's first black governor. If Hogan is re-elected, he will become the first GOP governor re-elected in Maryland since 1954.
First Read — DMV
A place for insight, analysis and exclusives on the people who shape politics in the District, Maryland and Virginia.
In D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser is running for re-election and a number of city council seats are on the ballot.
In Virginia, Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine will face Republican challenger Corey Stewart.
If you live in Virginia, Maryland or D.C., here is how to register:
Virginia: Virginians can register online, by mail or in-person. The deadline to register to vote online and by mail in Virginia is Oct. 15.
Maryland: Voters in Maryland can register online, by mail and in-person at your local board of elections. You can also process your voter registration at your local motor vehicle administration office when completing driver’s license transactions. Maryland’s registration deadline is Oct. 16.
Washington, D.C.: Residents registering to vote online or by mail must send their information to the D.C. Board of Elections at least 21 days before Election Day. Same-day registration is also available on Election Day, according to the Board of Elections.