Florida Federal Judge Orders Extension For Voter Registration Deadline

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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.

Clinton’s campaign supported the lawsuit. Click here to read more about Campaign 2016.

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One Comment

  1. Jeff Elman says:

    Get rid of Turtle-head.

  2. Tracy says:

    OMG the droves that will be rushing in those last 24 hours will be amazing! Amazing, I tell you!

  3. Irene Upshur says:

    Thank you Judge Walker!
    On behalf of Gov. Scott and his henchmen, I profoundly apologize to you and the larger community of Florida, for the vested ignorance that pervades your state.

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