The third of my #FourPillars to protect voting rights is: "Signature matching laws need to be reformed to protect voters." Here is whyπŸ‘‡
In #TN, election officials match πŸ—³ signatures, but it’s 1 of only 4 states w no policy for fixing mismatches. In 2018, signature mismatch was 3rd most common reason for ballot rejection in US. Many voters never knew their votes were trashed. #VoteEarly
More than half of U.S. states rely on signature matching to verify the identities of people who vote by mail. This is how election officials vet voter signatures based on slants, sizes and loops.
Worrisome article by and on problems with automatic signature verification on ballots. Any one know what software this is and who is the vendor? It might be useful to do a public audit of false positives/negatives. #computervision
This article on signature matching on absentee ballots has me 😨. And why should election officials be more stringent than banks?