said no, that North Carolina already has “an extraordinarily secure absentee ballot process” and that adding signature matching “would introduce a level of uncertainty where some voters might be treated different than other voters.” North Carolina law already requires absentee ballots be filled out in the presence of two witnesses or a notary, more stringent identification requirements than in most states.
In other words, "signature matching" is just another version of voter suppression.
The NCGOP sued in Wake Superior Court to overturn the SBE's decision.
Last Friday, Judge Stephen R. Futrell dismissed the suit. There will be no signature matching on absentee mail ballots in North Carolina.