Voting rights groups seek ’emergency actions’ to ensure voting access in Ian zone

Hurricane Ian on Sept. 28, 2022. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens

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Noting that the destruction from Hurricane Ian has disrupted the normal election administration in several southwest counties, a coalition of voting and civil rights groups have asked Florida election officials take “emergency actions to ensure access for all Floridians.”

Election Day is just 27 days away, and the deadline to register for the Nov. 8 election expired on Tuesday. Extending that deadline for another week is among the actions recommended by the groups, which include the the Florida State Conference of the

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