MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Florida residents will get more time to register to vote.
On Monday afternoon, District Judge Mark Walker ordered the voter registration deadline be extended from Tuesday, October 11th to Wednesday, October 12th. Voter registration forms will be accepted until 5 p.m. that day.
A hearing is set for Wednesday morning to discuss a possibly longer extension to register to vote.
The judge’s order come after the Florida Democratic Party sued Florida Governor Rick Scott and Secretary of the State of Florida Ken Detzner for not extending the voter registration deadline after Hurricane Matthew.
Democrats asked the court to extend the deadline. They argue that would-be voters deserve more time after Republican Gov. Rick Scott urged 1.5 million Florida residents to evacuate last week as Hurricane Matthew approached the U.S. coastline.
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