October 8, 2018
For Immediate Release
Contact: Caroline Rowland
FDP Calls on Governor Rick Scott to Extend Voter Registration Deadline
As 35 counties in North Florida are in a state of emergency preparing for Hurricane Michael, the Florida Democratic Party is asking Governor Scott to extend voter registration past the October 9th deadline.
In the request to Governor Scott, FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo wrote that “The impending hurricane will adversely impact the ability of eligible, but unregistered, individuals who may have waited until the last day to register to vote. These individuals may forego registering, in view of your warnings regarding the danger of the storm, the need to prepare, and anticipated and existing evacuation orders.
“While 11 Counties have already issued evacuation orders, it is expected that even more local governments in the area of the emergency declaration will consider closing offices and issuing evacuation orders on Tuesday in anticipation of the hurricane’s landfall, also affecting the ability of these individuals to register.”
Read the full letter at the related link below.