Election Day 101

The long-awaited 2012 Election Day will finally arrive tomorrow, Nov. 6. Before you cast your vote, here's what you need to know:

When to vote
The polls will be open on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is advised that voters visit the polling locations during the day to avoid the morning and evening rushes.

Where to vote
To verify your voting location, visit here.

Voter registration deadline approaching for Virginia

Students have a limited amount of time remaining to register to vote in Virginia.

According to the Fairfax County Office of Elections, mail-in registration or change of address must be post-marked by Oct. 15, and in-office registration forms will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 15.

Cameron Quinn, general registrar for the Fairfax County Office of Elections, said first-time registration must be received in hard copy, however, change of address may also be faxed.

Lawsuit over Student Government secret ballots shot down

A lawsuit filed over secret ballot voting in Mason Student Senate appointments was shot down by a Fairfax County judge over an error in who the complaint was filed against, according to a recent Broadside report.

Fairfax County to hold hearing on establishing campus voting precinct, polling location

If a Fairfax County ordinance is passed, on-campus students and faculty living in Masonvale may be able to vote at the above pictured University Hall. (Kevin Loker)