Floridians report issues with voter registration site hours before deadline to register

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida’s voter registration website appeared to experience some issues on Monday, just hours before the deadline for Floridians to register to vote in the November election.

Florida residents who want to vote in the Nov. 3 election only have until midnight on Oct. 5. Just before 6 p.m., the site appeared to be down for some users.

Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee said on Twitter it was because so many people were trying to log on.

“Due to high volume, for about 15 minutes, some users experienced delays while trying to register,” she wrote. “We have increased capacity. You can register until midnight tonight. Thank you to those who immediately brought this to our attention.”

OVR is online and working. Due to high volume, for about 15 minutes, some users experienced delays while trying to register. We have increased capacity. You can register until midnight tonight.
Thank you to those who immediately brought this to our attention.

— Laurel M. Lee (@FLSecofState) October 5, 2020

A handful of Twitter users reported not being able to access the website during that time period. When staff members at 8 On Your Side tried to visit

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