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Hurricane Michael: Florida Democrats Wants Voter Registration Deadline Extended

6:46 PM, Oct 09, 2018


Tamika Cody

Hurricane Michael is heading to the Florida Panhandle and is likely to hit as a Category 3 storm . With Tuesday, Oct. 9, being the last day for people to register to vote, the Florida Democratic Party wants the state to extend the deadline.

As an extra precaution, Florida's Democratic Party is suing to make sure they get the extension just like they did back in 2016.

Right before the voter registration deadline, Hurricane Matthew was drifting along Florida's coastline.

Florida Democrats sued the state to get the voter registration deadline extended.

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker ruled in favor of the Democrats and extended the deadline for an extra week. The extra time allowed more than 100,000 voters to register.

Florida's Democratic Party Plans to Sue for a Voter Registration Extension

This time around, things are a little different. People are now able to register to vote online. And Governor Rick Scott ordered registration offices in 35 counties that are impacted by Hurricane Michael to accept voters registration on the day their offices re-open after the storm.

It is unclear if a judge will extend Florida's voter registration deadline this time around.