Florida officials are being told by a federal court to give absentee voters a chance to correct their ballots if problems are discovered.

FOX's Eben Brown reports from Miami:

A federal judge says Florida's Department of State must give voters using absentee ballots whose signatures don't match what's on file a chance to correct their John Hancock's up until close of business the day before election day.

The state's Democratic party sued over the policy to merely discount the ballot, especially because people who submit unsigned ballots are afforded the chance to make corrections.

The judge called the current practice 'unconstitutional.' A spokesperson for Florida's secretary of state Ken Detzner says the office is reviewing the court ruling.

In Miami, Eben Brown, FOX News.

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