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Florida extends voter registration for some due to Hurricane Michael

Paper applications to be accepted day after offices reopen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida is extending its voter registration deadline for counties that are being threatened by Hurricane Michael.

Florida's deadline to register is Tuesday. Secretary of State Ken Detzner told local election supervisors that if their offices were closed on Tuesday, they could accept paper applications on the day their offices reopen.

Many government offices across the Panhandle closed in advance of the fast-moving storm that is expected to strike this week.

[MORE: Orlando-area impact from Michael | Live track, updates]

Democrats on Monday called on Gov. Rick Scott to extend the deadline. Scott initially said he was considering it.

In his order, Detzner said giving some supervisors an extra day to accept paper registration forms will ensure that all offices in the state would be open the same number of days.

Florida also allows people to register online.