Still haven’t registered to vote in Florida? Rad Girl — you have three more days to do so.
On Wednesday, a federal judge ruled to change the final voter registration date in Florida to Tuesday, October 18, due to Hurricane Matthew.
“No right is more precious than having a voice in our elections,” Mark Walker, the U.S. district judge for the northern district of Florida, said Wednesday in Tallahassee during the hearing.
It’s easier to register to vote in Florida than you think. Take the following steps and get registered today:
- First, check your current voter registration status here.
- If you’re not registered, you can use the following outlets to register in minutes:
- You can also fill out the Voter Registration form here. Make sure it’s postmarked by 10/18 if you’re mailing it. Here are your mailing or submission options:
Option 1: The Florida Division of Elections which is located at:
Room 316, R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250
Other Options: You can also submit the form to any County Supervisor of Elections, any Florida driver’s license office or tax collector’s office that issues driver’s licenses and/or Florida ID cards, any “voter registration agency” where you get services, any office that primarily serves persons with disabilities, any military recruitment office, or any public library.
Other states affected by Hurricane Matthew have also taken action to ensure voters’ access to the polls. South Carolina extended its voter registration deadline and Georgia encouraged voters to register online. If you live in North Carolina, your voter registration has been extended, too.