Florida voter registration


Three groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to force the state to give Floridians an extra week to register to vote because of Hurricane Michael.

The deadline to vote in November's general election was supposed to be Tuesday, but was pushed back a day in some Florida counties due to the approach of Hurricane Michael.

Now, the state Democratic Party is suing to move that deadline back at least a week to Oct. 16.

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Florida's voters threatened by Hurricane Michael will get an extra day to register to vote ahead of the state's closely-watched races for governor and U.S. Senate.

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, marking two weeks before Florida’s deadline to register. Those interested can get registered at a number of locations throughout the day.

Florida is launching a website where residents will be able file or update their voter registration.

A federal judge is ordering the state of Florida to give voters a chance to make sure their vote-by-mail ballots are counted.

Fight To Extend Voter Registration Goes To Federal Court

Oct 12, 2016

A federal judge is going to consider whether to extend the voter registration deadline in the battleground state of Florida.

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The Florida Democratic Party is asking a federal judge to extend the state's voter registration deadline at least a week due to Hurricane Matthew.

Northeast Florida residents are getting confused by a flier that’s showing up in their mailboxes. 

The mailer from a national, Democratic-leaning group encourages people to register to vote. But county election supervisors say recipients aren’t always eligible voters. 

Attorney General Eric Holder called on 11 states to repeal "counterproductive" laws that bar convicted felons from "the single most basic right of American citizenship-the right to vote."

In a speech Tuesday at Georgetown University law school, Holder used his bully pulpit to note that 5.8 million people are prohibited from voting because of current or former felony convictions, including 1-in-5 black adults in Florida, Kentucky and Virginia.

Courtesy Travis Abercrombie / HIllsborough Supervisor of Elections Office

In less than a month Florida voters will help to decide who wins the Presidential election. The fate of 11 constitutional amendment proposals is also in the hands of voters.

Today is the final day to register to vote in the general election. And some elections supervisors have extended their office hours.

The Supervisors of Elections in Hillsborough, Pasco, Sarasota and Polk will be open until 7 tonight.  The Pinellas Supervisor of Elections office will close at 6. And Hernando and Manatee elections offices will shut down at 5.