Bill to Allow Use of Signature Stamp on Election Documents Passes House

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Andy Schor, HB 4478, passed the full house on Thursday that would allow a person who is unable to write or who cannot sign a signature due to a physical disability to use a signature stamp on election documents (voter applications, absentee ballots, absentee envelopes, etc).  Currently, the law states that individuals who cannot write are allowed to make their mark.  This legislation adds in the ability to use a signature stamp (a preservation of their signature from in the past) instead of a “mark” and defines physical disability.

The League is supportive of this legislation.

Nikki Brown is a legislative associate for the League.  She can be reached at or 517-908-0305.