This story is part of , CNET’s coverage of the run-up to voting in November.
The last chance to register to vote in Virginia was temporarily interrupted on Tuesday, after a severed cable took the state’s voter registration website down. It’s the last day to register to vote in the state, but the outage could potentially lock out thousands of voters.
Election officials already anticipated a surge of voters for the 2020 presidential race, many of whom would be registering online because of. While its website was down, Virginia’s department of elections encouraged people to register to vote by printing out a paper application.