Hours left to register, Florida's online voter registration page down

Posted at 7:37 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 20:08:23-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Across Florida, there are reports Florida's online voter registration page is down.

On Monday evening, state leaders announced they were making last-second adjustments to Florida's online voter registration page after some users had problems registering on Monday.

The Leon County Supervisor of Elections, Mark Earley said he recently received an update from the State.

“What I have heard and I recently got an update, supposedly they have increased the capacity and it should be resolved soon," said Earley. "I will report to the state that we are still having problems.”

Laurel Lee, who serves as Florida’s Secretary of State and manages Florida’s elections, corporations, historical & cultural resources, and libraries said on Monday, just before 6 p.m., "OVR is online and working. Due to high volume, for about 15 minutes, some users experienced delays while trying to register. We have increased capacity. You can register until midnight tonight."

The issued aren't sole to Leon County, as Earley says the State manages the page, "we just link to it."

Floridians have until 11:59 p.m. to register online.

Monday is the last day Floridians can register to vote in the November general election.

There is a small possibility the registration deadline could be extended.

“State statute is in play, there’s a possibility they could [extend voter registration], but, I think, that has only happened once,” Earley said.

Earley encourages everyone who can visit his office in person, with extended hours until 8 p.m. Monday night.

This is a developing story.