Monday, October 10, 2016

U.S. District Court Orders FL to Extend Deadline for Voter Registration

Thanks to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News for this post.

On Monday, October 10th, a Federal holiday, U.S. District Court Judge Mark E. Walker ordered Florida to extend its deadline for individuals to register to vote from October 11 to 5 p.m. on October 12.

A hearing will be held on October 12th to determine if that deadline should be extended further.

This is amazingly fast work for a lawsuit that was only filed on Sunday, October 9th.

The order is in the case: Florida Democratic Party v Scott, n.d., 4:16cv-626.

The basis is the storm emergency that sent hundreds of thousands of Florida residents away from their homes, and which caused postal mail delivery to be suspended in about half the Counties of the State.

The order applies statewide.

The order says, “The Constitution guarantees the right of voters to ‘cast their ballots and have them counted.’ U.S. v Classic, 313 US 299 (1941).”

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