TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — After Florida’s voter registration site crashed just hours before the deadline, voters in the Sunshine State will until 7 p.m. Tuesday night to get registered to vote in the 2020 general election.
The decision came after the RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov website crashed on Monday, which was the final day of voter registration for the Nov. 3 election.
Tuesday morning, Florida’s Secretary of State, Laurel Lee, released a statement saying that she met with Governor Ron DeSantis to brief him on Monday night's issues with the site.
Citing “unprecedented volume,” as the cause of the issues, Lee wrote that officials are working with law enforcement to ensure issue wasn’t "a deliberate act against the voting process."
A few hours later, Lee extended the voter registration deadline to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.
That means, if you weren't able to register Monday, you can do so online, through your county supervisor of elections offices, through your local tax collector's offices, through your local Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' driver’s license office or through paper applications submitted by Tuesday.
.@FLSecofState Laurel Lee extends voter registration deadline to 7:00 p.m. this evening. Says the online portal which crashed last evening was overwhelmed by "unprecedented" 1.1 million requests per hour. pic.twitter.com/sdwSG6nNPc— Forrest Saunders (@FBSaunders) October 6, 2020
If you have any questions about the voter registration process, contact the Division of Elections' Voter Assistance Hotline at 1-866-308-6739 for answers in English and Spanish.