Monday, October 17, 2016

U.S. District Court Invalidates Florida Law on Vote by Mail Signature Verification

Thanks to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News for this post.

On Sunday, October 16, U.S. District Court Judge Mark Walker held unconstitutional a Florida procedure for voters who vote by mail.

Florida Democratic Party v Detzner, n.d., 4:16cv-607.

Florida procedures permit no-excuse Absentee mail balloting.

However, the ballot of a voter who voted by mail, and whose signature on his or her outer envelope appears not to match his or her signature on the voter registration card, is not counted, and such voter is not informed until after the election is over.

The Court order says that when a mail ballot is considered suspect because the signature on the envelope doesn’t match the signature, the voter must be notified before it is too late.

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