October 6, 2020 | website | No Comments
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida extended the deadline for voter registration after the state’s online portal crashed under the weight of heavy traffic hours before the Oct. 5 deadline.
Registration will be open for an additional seven hours, from noon to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Secretary of State Laurel Lee said in a written statement.
The move should short-circuit a lawsuit that civil rights and voting groups were preparing to file early Tuesday.
Lee met with Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday to review trouble with the portal. In a written statement, she said the site’s failure appeared to be linked to “unprecedented volume and traffic” and that her office “will work with our state and federal law-enforcement partners to ensure this was not a deliberate act against the voting process.”