Federal judge OK with how Florida is registering voters
25,000 applications still pending in state
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A federal judge says he's satisfied Florida is trying to process applications from thousands of people who want to register to vote.
U.S. District Judge Mark Walker held a hearing Friday and questioned state officials about roughly 25,000 applications that have not yet been verified.
Florida Division of Elections Director Maria Matthews testified most of the remaining applications have been sent to local election officials because the applications were incomplete.
Matthews said some lacked proper addresses or a correct identification number. Some voters failed to check boxes that ask if they are a U.S. citizen or a convicted felon.
Walker extended the registration deadline from Oct. 11 to Oct. 18 following the disruption caused by Hurricane Matthew.
During the extended period more than 100,000 Floridians registered.
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