The writing is on the ballot and petition and envelope
Does penmanship — good or bad — affect elections?

“A signature always reveals a man’s character — and sometimes even his name.”

Everyone has heard the jokes about doctor’s signatures and handwriting that looks like chicken scratch but what impact does your questionable handwriting have on your ability to participate in democracy?

It depends.

For instance, according to Neal Kelley, registrar of voters for Orange County, California and president of the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials, poor penmanship has not played a major role as the county moves more and more to vote-by-mail ballots. Read More…