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An Opportunity to Cure Absentee Ballot Signatures That Do Not Match Voter Registration Records

Robert Timothy Reagan
February 22, 2019
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Florida Democratic Party v. Detzner (Mark E. Walker, N.D. Fla. 4:16-cv-607)
A little over one month before a general election, a political party filed a federal complaint seeking opportunities to cure mismatches between absentee ballot signatures and voter registration signatures, noting an existing opportunity to cure signature omissions. After taking testimony from the local county supervisor of elections, the district judge issued a preliminary injunction requiring an opportunity to cure signature mismatches.
Subject: Absentee and early voting. Topics: Signature matching; absentee ballots; equal protection; news media; attorney fees.

One of many Case Studies in Emergency Election Litigation.