State of Florida

Florida Signature Mismatch Cure

DNC v. Lee

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 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a stay of that injunction, Florida passed Senate Bill 7066, which, among other things, extends the deadline to cure mail-in 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.

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