November 8, 2022

TALLAHASSEE All Voting is Local Florida, Campaign Legal Center, and other state, local, and national organizations, sent a letter Tuesday to Gov. Ron DeSantis and Secretary of State Cord Byrd to extend the deadline for voters to fix any issues with mail-in or provisional ballots as Subtropical Storm Nicole approaches the state. The groups asked Florida’s highest-ranking officials to extend the ballot curing deadline currently scheduled for Thursday to be on Monday, November 14 at 5 p.m. 

“​Subtropical Storm Nicole is poised to cause significant damage to Florida’s east coast, threatening to displace voters from their homes, including voters in some of the state’s most vulnerable communities…The storm system could erect substantial barriers to voters’ ability to timely submit cure documentation by making travel to county election centers difficult or dangerous, or inhibiting Internet access necessary to submit cure forms online. For voters whose mail ballots arrive days before the election or on election day, curing by mail is not an option and many who live in the most vulnerable communities do not have internet access altogether,” the letter reads.

You can view the full letter here.