You don’t have to sign a loyalty oath. You don’t even have to be a Republican. But you do have to register to vote by today if you want to cast a ballot in Virginia’s Republican presidential primary.


Primary voters will have just two choices on the primary ballot: governor Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. No one else collected enough signatures to make the ballot.

The state GOP considered requiring voters to sign a loyalty oath, promising to support the primary winner in the general election, but later scrapped the idea. Because Virginia does not register voters by party affiliation, any voter may participate in the primary.