CHICAGO - When asked why election judge training does not include more on comparing signatures, Cook County Board of Elections Commissioner Langdon Neal told those taking the course that adding a five-minute course on signature comparison could be detrimental to the election process.
“A little knowledge could be dangerous,” Commissioner Neal cautioned Sharon Meroni of Defend the Vote. “I’m concerned we might empower these judges to think they have that ability with a five minute course.”
But having a margin for error doesn’t mean the question should never be asked, especially when verifying a voter's identity is as simple as taking out your driver’s license, Meroni wrote in Champion News, recounting the judges' comments in late August. She put together the following video with Neal's comments:
Via Defend the Vote