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Breaking news: Voter registration deadline extended

October 12, 2016

October 12, 2016 A federal judge Wednesday approved extending Florida’s voter-registration deadline to Oct. 18 because of Hurricane Matthew. The Florida Democratic Party and other groups requested the extension because the hurricane disrupted voter registration before…

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New Florida laws become effective Oct. 1

September 26, 2016

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA County elections supervisors are up for pay raises, while penalties increase for trafficking in the modern version of food stamps and for stealing credit-card information at gas pumps,…