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After Widespread Issues, Florida Supervisor of Elections Extends Voter Registration Deadline

Voter registration applications may still be submitted online and in-person through 7 p.m. today. Applications postmarked with today's date will also be counted.

By Staff October 6, 2020

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Florida Supervisor of Elections Laurel M. Lee has extended the state's voter registration deadline until 7 p.m. tonight, Oct. 6, after Floridians reported widespread issues with the state's online voter registration system. Lee sites "unprecedented volume and traffic" to the Department of State's website, where Floridians go to register to vote or update voter information. In a release, Lee suggested that the site crashes could have been a deliberate attempt to overload the system, and has asked federal law enforcement to investigate the matter, adding that the site received an unprecedented 1.1 million requests per hour during the last few hours of the evening.

In addition to registering through the online system, voters may still register through county Supervisor of Elections offices, localĀ  tax collectors' offices and DMVs through 7 p.m. tonight; additionally, all paper applications postmarked with today's date will be counted.

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