- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A bill that requires county elections officials immediately notify voters if their signatures on vote-by-mail ballots don’t match their registration forms is heading to Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

The House unanimously passed the bill Wednesday, four weeks after the Senate did the same.

Right now elections officials can reject ballots if signatures don’t match without notifying voters.

If Scott signs the bill, voters will now be given a chance to prove questioned ballots are theirs.

Supports have said sometimes people’s signatures change with age, a problem that particularly affects the elderly and people with arthritis.


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