(AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday extended voter registration until Oct. 18 in the battleground state of Florida, due to the disruption and damage from Hurricane Matthew.
Democrats late last week asked Republican Gov. Rick Scott to extend the deadline, but Scott turned down the request and said people have had enough time to register.
In court, however, attorneys for both Scott and the state's chief top elections official offered no defense of the existing deadline and did not object to an extension.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Voter registration extended 6 more days in battleground state of Florida because of Hurricane Matthew.
“A federal judge has extended voter registration in the battleground state of Florida for one week, until Tuesday, October 18,” CNN reports. “The request to extend the deadline had been sought by the Florida Democratic Party in the ...
A U.S. judge on Wednesday extended Florida’s voter registration deadline by six days following the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew, according to court records. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker in Tallahassee gave voters until Oct....
A federal judge keeps open registration in the battleground state until Oct. 18 due to Hurricane Matthew.