- Requires election judges to compare a municipal elector's signature on a mail ballot return envelope self-affirmation with one of the elector's digitized signatures stored in the statewide voter registration system, commonly referred to as 'SCORE';
- Grants municipal clerks access to SCORE for signature verification purposes;
- Specifies signature features that require election judges to perform additional research;
- Authorizes the use of signature verification devices to perform these comparisons;
- Describes the procedures for clerks and election judges to follow based on the outcomes of such comparisons; and
- Requires municipal clerks to provide training to election judges who compare signatures.
To implement the act, $15,450 is appropriated to the information technology services division of the department of state for the 2016-17 fiscal year.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)