Visualization: Percent change of voter registration


Virginia has added 601,000 registered voters since the Super Tuesday primary in 2008. The bulk of these new voters are in the state's fast-growing urban crescent that stretches from Washington, DC to Hampton Roads.

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However, four of the top five localities with the biggest growth in registered voters are college towns, thanks to a 2008 state policy that made it easier for students to register where they attend school.

These five localities experienced the largest increase in registered voters between February 2008 and February 2016:

  • Williamsburg City - 49.4%
  • Harrisonburg City - 48.3%
  • Fredericksburg City - 41.9%
  • Loudoun County - 34.6%
  • Charlottesville City - 31.8%

These five localities experienced the lowest drop in registered voters:

  • Russell County: -1.1%
  • Lancaster County: -0.6%
  • Covington City: -0.4%
  • Franklin City: -0.3%
  • Alleghany County: -0.1%

 

March 1, 2016