Gaffs Could Prevent Voting in Florida

Florida officials say thousands of Floridians who think they're registered to vote could be turned away at the polls November second because their voter registration forms weren't completely filled out.

Secretary of State Glenda Hood (search) says some groups registering voters are turning in application forms with information missing, such as unchecked boxes asking whether applicants are citizens, mentally incompetent or felons.

A group that's been seeking copies of the incomplete applications in an effort to help people complete them said Hood's office — citing state law — has begun blocking them.

Hood recommends that people who were registered by a group instead of at their county elections office check to make sure they are actually registered.

The dispute has resulted in at least one legal challenge.