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After Florida Voter Registration Deadline, Elections Office Has 13 Days To Settle Rolls

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Tuesday, Feb. 18, is the deadline to register to vote in Florida’s 2020 Presidential Preference Primary elections on March 17.

But with a rush of voters at county elections offices, will there be enough time to process everything so they can participate?

That’s the question that’s causing some voters concern. Nan Kavanaugh posted on Facebook that she went to the Duval Election Supervisor’s Office to check on a voter registration she submitted back in December and was told it was part of a backlog of registrations in queue.

View her whole post below:

But Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan told WJCT News his office has 13 days from Tuesday to get everyone onto the rolls.

“We’re not behind. We’ve had to work a lot of overtime. Folks are coming in earlier, staying later and working weekends and sometimes even a holiday, like yesterday (Presidents Day),” he said.

Hogan said voters who want to make sure they’re registered can call his office or check their status on his office’s website.

And if there’s a problem, he said his staff will help correct it in time for the primary.

“Call us after 13 days if you don’t see that you’ve been updated, and we can walk you through it on the phone. Happy to do that,” Hogan said.

Voters who want to register, update their information or switch their party affiliation can come by the Supervisor of Elections office before the close of business Tuesday or enter their information online.

The deadline to register or change party affiliations online is 11:59 p.m.

Cyd Hoskinson began working at WJCT on Valentine’s Day 2011.