Voter registration deadline extended by court order

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Voting booths in polling place Judge Walker is holding a hearing today on whether to further extend the deadline beyond tomorrow.Use this link to read Judge Walker’s order.Use this link to check your Voter Registration Status.Make sure your address is correct. If you moved since the last election you should update your address with the Supervisor of Elections.Registration forms are available at Apopka City Hall and any Orange County Library location.  You can use this link to download the Voter Registration Form.The Supervisor of Elections office encourages voters to drop the signed forms in person.  If you choose to mail the form it must be Postmarked no later than Tuesday, October 11, 2016.  The mailing address is:Supervisor of ElectionsPO Box 562001Orlando FL 32856-2001 Please enter your comment! “It has been suggested that the issue of extending the voter registration deadline is about politics. Poppycock,” Judge Mark Walker wrote. “This case is about the right of aspiring eligible voters to register and to have their votes counted. Nothing could be more fundamental to our democracy.”“Hurricane Matthew not only forced many of those voters to evacuate the state, but also foreclosed the only methods of registering to vote: in person or by mail,” Walker wrote. “Because those aspiring eligible voters could not register, they could not vote in the upcoming election. As a result, Florida’s statutory framework completely disenfranchises thousands of voters, and amounts to a severe burden on the right to vote.” Mama Mia Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply TAGSOrange County Supervisor of Elections Previous articleParking Ordinance Committee completes final draftNext articlePublic invited to view Eco-Tourism improvements at Magnolia Park Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply October 11, 2016 at 11:39 am Mama Mia 3 COMMENTS LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia October 11, 2016 at 11:46 am You might not think so, but this is another form of voter suppression that the gov allegedly attempted. October 11, 2016 at 11:42 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply The judge called it poppycock, I will have to remember that word, as I like to use the word malarkey. Yeah, Poppycock, my Mama used to buy a lot of Poppycock, it was good, popcorn, pecans, caramel, and something else in it. Yeah, I really like Poppycock, LOL…….. Leave it up to Governor Rick Scott to not want people to have an extra day to register to vote due to the storm. I guess he is afraid someone might get to vote, that hadn’t voted before. So true to his character. He upholds Trump’s crap too. Speaks volumes of his character, as well as Trump. I will be so glad when we get another governor in Florida, and hopefully a better one, that didn’t allegedly bilk the government out of millions and millions, defrauding Medicare and Medicaid overbilling at his hospitals. A federal court has extended Florida’s voter registration deadline to 5:00 PM tomorrow, Wednesday October 12th.  The original deadline was today at 5:00 PM.The Florida Democratic Party filed a federal lawsuit asking for the deadline to be extended for seven days.  They contented there was a “strong likelihood” many voters would be “severely burdened” by the effects of Hurricane Matthew.Governor Rick Scott opposed the extension, saying last week that “people have had time to register.”Marc Elias, who serves at the general counsel for Hillary Clinton’s campaign, argued in papers filed with the court that Scott “unambiguously ordered” Florida citizens to evacuate, and now some voters have been prevented from being able to register which might decrease “the overall likelihood” that the party will be successful in helping to elect Democrats.last_img read more