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U.S. Visa Lottery application opens Oct. 7

Posted by: New Americans Magazine, September 30, 2020 

Registration for the United States Diversity Visa Program, also known as Visa Lottery, DV-2022 will open electronically at between noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 7, 2020, and noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5), Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

The Department of State annually administers the statutorily created the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants” from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States.

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Posted by: New Americans Magazine, September 22, 2020

  • Registration ends October 5

  • More than 868,000 registered voters in Franklin County

  • 1.8 Million absentee ballot applications received by county boards of elections statewide

Ohio, Franklin County Board of Elections has reminded voters that only two weeks remain to register to vote in the November 3, 2020, General Election as America marks the National Voter Registration Day.


A spokesperson for the board of elections Aaron Sellers said, “Voter registrations must be received by Monday, October 5th, 2020. The Franklin County Board of Elections will be open until 9:00 p.m. October 5, 2020, to accept registrations.”

“Registration forms are available at and at the following locations

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