Election Day 2016 Florida College Students Turned Away Over Dorm Address

11/8/2016 4:31 PM PST

Election Day 2016 Florida College Students Turned Away Over Dorm Address

EXCLUSIVE

Some Florida students tried to vote today but they hit a brick wall, because the folks at the polling place would not recognize their dorm address.

A rep from 866-OUR-VOTE Election Protection -- the nation's largest nonpartisan voters' rights coalition -- tells us at least 3 students were told their dorm at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton was considered a hotel ... not a residence.

The students were given a "provisional ballot" ... which voters get when there are eligibility questions -- and they were told their votes "may or may not be counted."

One of the students, an African-American woman, claims the people at the polling place gave her a particularly hard time.

We spoke with a rep from the Palm Beach County's Supervisor of Elections Office, who say they looked into the matter and the students in question had some irregularity with their addresses but the rep knew nothing about characterizing a dorm as a hotel.

Every vote really counts in Florida, where the margins are razor thin.