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Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in Florida for Nov. 6 election

Posted at 5:36 AM, Oct 09, 2018

If you plan to cast your ballot in the Nov. 6 election, Tuesday is the last day to register to vote.

Voter registration applications submitted electronically by Oct. 9 through RegistertoVoteFlorida.gov.

Voter registration applications sent by mail and post-marked by Oct. 9 will be accepted.

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More than 40,000 people have used RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov to register to vote or update their current registration during the past week.

Extension For Counties in Michael's Path

Florida is extending its voter registration deadline for counties that are being threatened by Hurricane Michael.

Secretary of State Ken Detzner told local election supervisors that if their offices were closed on Tuesday than they could accept paper applications on the day that their office reopens.

Many government offices across the Panhandle closed in advance of the fast-moving storm that is expected to strike this week.

Democrats on Monday called on Gov. Rick Scott to extend the deadline. Scott initially said he was considering it.

In his order Detzner said giving some supervisors an extra day to accept paper registration forms will ensure that all offices in the state would be open the same amount of days.