County election officials have begun inspecting ballot signatures

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By KYW Newsradio 1060

BLACKWOOD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) -- Inspections have begun on the signatures of New Jersey ballots received by county election offices.

After the ballots are sorted, staff members compare each signature with the one they have on file to ensure there’s a match. A Democratic worker and a Republican worker look at each one. Anything that looks suspicious is brought to the commissioners for review.

Camden County Democratic Administrator Kim Campisi says it can be tough sometimes, because registration forms can be signed online, but there are a few things they look for.

"How much spacing in between each letter or in between the first name and last name. Loops on the end or loops in the beginning. Things like that. You can look at those things to tell that it matches."

Republican Administrator Sarah Booker says if there are discrepancies, voters have one more chance to make it right. A letter will be sent by the county for more information to confirm the voter's identity.

Pennsylvania ballots cannot be discarded based on the signature.