Only weeks before election day, US District Judge Mark Walker decided to focus in on the issue of voter’s signatures submitted with mail-in ballots being rejected because they do not match the signatures county election supervisors have on hand. Not only did Judge Walker declare this 2004 law unconstitutional, but also as an unnecessary burden for Florida residents who already have to work harder than most to submit their election ballot.

“The state of Florida has disenfranchised thousands of voters arguably for no reason other than they have poor handwriting or their handwriting has changed over time,” says Walker.

Walker and his colleagues have been working to eliminate any unnecessary hindrances when it comes to blocking the vote before this season’s election as Florida has shown to play a critical role in this year’s presidential race, even going as far as to extend voter registration a week for Florida residents due to the disruption and impact of hurricane Mathew.