A judge in Virginia has extended voter registration by 48 hours after the website voters use to register was down for six hours on the final day of registration, causing what the judge described as “tremendous harm.”
A cut cable brought the website down on Tuesday. A similar incident occurred in 2016, when the registration site crashed on the final day to register. A judge ordered the extension in 2016 after civil rights groups sued.
Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) called for an extension of the deadline on Tuesday soon after the website crashed, tweeting, “I am officially calling for Virginia’s Registration Deadline to be extended beyond today due to the service outages impacting voters’ ability to register statewide.”
Read more at The Hill.