08:25 GMT25 October 2020
Listen Live
    US
    Get short URL
    141
    Subscribe

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Florida government has extended the deadline for voters to register for the 3 November US presidential and general elections, for one day until Tuesday evening, after its website crashed a day earlier because of exceptionally heavy traffic for online applications, according to Governor Ron DeSantis.

    "Today, I issued a directive to re-open Florida's voter registration deadline to participate in the November 3, General Election before 7 p.m. EST for applications submitted online and by 7 p.m. local time for in-person registration, today, October 6," DeSantis said on Tuesday.

    The Florida Secretary of State, Laurel Lee, issued a statement saying the state's online registration portal had experienced "unprecedented volume and traffic" with 1.1 million requests per hour on Monday evening.

    Lee said his office was working with local Supervisors of Elections and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to ensure that all eligible registrants have the ability to submit a voter registration application by the new deadline on Tuesday evening.

    Related:

    US Homeland Security Says Russia, China Pose Major Threats to US Security
    US Extends Venezuela Sanctions Again to Block Creditors From Seizing CITGO, Treasury Says
    Chalk and Cheese: Why Pence-Harris Vice Presidential Debate Will Be Like No Other
    Dow Plunges 375 Points After Trump Calls Off COVID-19 Stimulus Talks
    Russians Not US Friends, But Areas Exist for Cooperation, White House Security Adviser Says
    Tags:
    Ron DeSantis, deadline, Florida, US Election 2020, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion