Registration deadline to vote in Florida is two weeks away

Posted at 5:01 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 17:01:37-04

Tuesday marks Voter National Registration Day, an effort to have hundreds of events across the country to help people register to vote for the presidential election. 

According to the day was set aside because six million Americans didn't vote in 2008 because they missed a registration deadline in their state. 

In Florida, the registration deadline is October 11. 

The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections put Election Ambassadors at a dozen Chick-fil-A locations to help people register to vote and update their voter registration information. 

Alida Nieves, will be voting for the first time since moving to the United States from Puerto Rico, "I was just hungry," she laughed. 

Nieves wasn't expecting a small table set aside to help her vote on Tuesday. 

Voter National Registration Day comes a day after the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, "I want a change on that, I want something better."

After watching the debates, Nieves said it inspired to help be a part of a change, although she is still undecided about her presidential pick. 

For more information of voter registration events, you can check your county's supervisor of elections website for any dates.