At a press conference, the Republican pointed out that the electoral offices and those of tax collectors will remain open until 7 at night (23.00 GMT) for anyone who wants to register in person, despite the fact that several organizations asked this Tuesday for two more days .
Shortly before the announcement, Florida authorities announced that they are investigating together with state and federal law enforcement agencies whether the crash of the online voter registration system was an intentional act or "a deliberate act against the voting process," such as Secretary of State Laurel Lee said.
The official, who was scheduled to meet with the governor on Tuesday, announced in the morning that they were "exploring all options" to ensure that all eligible applicants "have the opportunity to register to vote."
On Monday afternoon, Lee confirmed that "some users experienced delays when trying to register," apparently due to a "high volume" of attempts that would have crashed the official website and a few hours before the deadline for voter registration in Florida, a key state in the November 3 elections.
The incident prompted dozens of civil organizations to demand that the term be extended by two days, that is, until midnight on Wednesday 7, in view of the multiple problems suffered by the online voter registration system.
Civil organizations and unions such as the Florida branch of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Florida AFL-CIO and SEIU Florida, pointed out that so that voters are not deprived of their rights, the authorities must even keep open until midnight on Wednesday with technical assistance line for voters, and that it should have operators in English and Spanish.
Groups such as the League of Women Voters of Florida noted that even a legal claim is not ruled out if the governor does not extend the deadline.
According to the latest available official data, as of last August there were 14 million registered voters in Florida, 5.2 million of them Democrats, 5 million Republicans and 3.6 million independents.
The system crash, which caused many users to have error messages or the pages not loading, occurred on the same day that the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, made his first visit to Miami in this election campaign, a city in South Florida where he met with members of the Haitian and Cuban community.
The former vice president during the term of Barack Obama (2009-2017), who will face President Donald Trump, who is seeking reelection, focused his promises among Hispanics on the issues of health, jobs, education, immigration and, of course, Cuba.