Republicans in Louisiana are facing overwhelming outrage from members of both parties after the state's voter registration website was shut down on National Voter Registration Day.

National Voter Registration Day has been celebrated annually on the fourth Tuesday of September since 2012 as a way to encourage all Americans to register ahead of elections and get involved locally.

Since its inception, it has received bipartisan support from local governments. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, the NAACP and other groups from both sides of the political aisle released statements supporting the holiday yesterday, according to The Advocate. 

But on Tuesday, Louisiana citizens were confused when they went to the state's voter registration portal and found that the site was 'offline for scheduled maintenance.'