Via League of Women Voters of NC
On Thursday, the State Board of Elections rejected a request to require a "signature-match" process that had the potential to invalidate legitimate absentee ballots.
The initiative by the NC Republican Party aimed to allow county boards of elections to compare voters' signatures on their registration forms to today's signatures on an absentee ballot. This plan was fraught with problems. It had the potential to create an opportunity for human error and create disparate standards. And the process could have resulted in the invalidation of ballots, particularly of older voters or those with disabilities, whose signatures may have changed over time.