Florida Signature Mismatch Cure
Lawsuit filed by the Democratic Executive Committee of Florida and Bill Nelson’s Senate campaign challenging Florida’s standardless signature matching process. After the district court granted a preliminary injunction and the Eleventh Circuit denied a stay of that injunction, Florida passed S.B. 7066, which, among other things, extends the deadline to cure vote-by-mail and provisional ballots to two days after the election; requires the Secretary of State to provide signature matching training to supervisors of elections and canvassing boards; and requires any signature mismatch determinations to be made by a majority of the canvassing board. S.B. 7066’s enactment mooted this litigation.