“Florida extends voter registration deadline after website failure”


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.

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