Some new Palm Beach County residents concerned about DMV backlog, voter registration deadline

Florida voters deadline to register to vote is Oct. 5
Posted at 5:57 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 19:00:02-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Florida voters must be registered by Oct. 5 in order to vote in the upcoming General Election.

However, some new Palm Beach County residents are voicing concerns when booking an appointment to get a Florida driver's license with limited availability.

Palm Beach County Board of Elections Supervisor Wendy Link said there are additional options available.

“They can use their social security number,” said Wendy Link.

According to the Florida Department of State website, voters can still use the online system to prefill a voter registration application form.

However, the registrant will have to print, sign, and then mail or deliver their completed voter registration application to the county's Supervisor of Elections’ Office.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles responded to WPTV with the following statement:

We appreciate the patience that the public has shown while we continue to work to increase the convenience for customers, while also prioritizing the health and safety of Floridians and FLHSMV members. In Palm Beach County, however, the local tax collector is responsible for operating the driver license offices. Registering at a driver license office is only one of the ways Floridians can register to vote. There are a number of other options for Floridians to register,shown here [], including online at the Department of State’s website [], or by filling out a Florida Voter Registration Application [] and submitting it to their local supervisor of elections.