As Hurricane Matthew approached Florida, Governor Rick Scott called for the evacuation of large swaths of the state’s eastern seaboard. Over a million people left their homes, and the storm tragically took nine lives in the state. Hurricane Matthew also disrupted an important event in the state: Florida’s voter registration deadline of October 11. Despite ordering over a million people to leave their homes, Governor Scott refused to extend the deadline.
Fortunately, his decision was not the final word on the issue.