The Clinton campaign had called for extending the deadline for voter registration in Florida, which ends Tuesday, in light of Hurricane Matthew. Early voting, absentee voting and Election Day. Smith told Politico. "I don't expect him to extend the voter-registration period because the tailed end of voter-registration drive tends to pick up those who are less politically engaged, who are younger and minority voters and that doesn't bode well for the Republican Party".
"The one thing that we are hoping and expecting is that officials in Florida will adapt deadlines to account for the storm", campaign manager Robby Mook told reporters.
With Hurricane Matthew scheduled to brush along the coast Saturday, the deadline has been extended.
Florida is seen as a state key to Donald Trump's chances of victory over Hillary Clinton for the presidency, and this storm could have major impacts on voter registration and voting.
Schumer and Leahy argued that shutting down mail-in registrations even two days early could disenfranchise thousands of potential voters in those states. But as election expert Rick Hasen wrote on Thursday in Slate, Scott could be sued for actually extending the deadline on the basis that such an extension is illegal, since only the Florida Legislature is allowed to set the rules on presidential elections.
Voters in the state must register by Tuesday to be eligible to vote in the November election. 30 letter to the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC), urging them to take action to ensure that the states change their voter registration deadlines that fall before October 11 to comply with federal law.
For more information, call the Lafayette County Supervisor of Elections Office at 386-294-1261.
Engage Miami Civic Fund had meant to register students at Florida International University and Miami Dade College, as well as at several high schools, on Thursday and Friday.
The federal government has also taken note of how severely Scott has restricted voting in Florida.
Meanwhile, the League of Women Voters of Orange County canceled a voter registration event that had been planned for Friday in Maitland, according to co-President Carol Davis.