Nominations Sought

The Preservation Alliance of Virginia is kicking off its new "Virginia's Most Endangered Historic Places" program with a call for nominations. Organizations, individuals and government officials can nominate their top picks by completing a nomination form.

Eligible sites include any landscape, vista, landmark, district, artifact or area of cultural, architectural, historical, archaeological or natural significance.

The program, funded by grants from the Robins Foundation and the Beirne Carter Foundation, will focus attention on Virginia's most sensitive historic resources.

The nonprofit Alliance works to encourage the protection, preservation and promotion of the cultural, historic and archaeological resources and natural heritage of Virginia.

The nomination forms are due by Dec. 1. Forms are available by calling the Alliance at 804-984-4484 or by visiting the Web site,

Voter Registration Deadline

Arlington County residents who wish to register to vote or to update their voting address for the Nov. 2 general election must do so by 5 p.m. Oct. 4.

Applications are available at any library, school, recreation center or post office, or residents may call the Office of Voter Registration, 703-228-3456, and ask for an application to be put in the mail. In addition, applications can be picked up at Ballston Common Mall on the lobby level near the information desk, the Department of Motor Vehicles during business hours, Arlington Safeway stores or at select Giant Food stores.

Qualified persons needing to vote absentee must visit the Arlington Office of Voter Registration, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Room 320, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extra hours Saturday Oct. 2 and Saturday Oct. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The deadline is Oct. 31.

Mail-in applications for absentee voting are available by calling 703-228-3456. The deadline is Oct. 28.