In addition to his work as a Forensic Document Examiner with Robson Forensic, Mark Songer also trains bipartisan election officials in Colorado on ballot signature verification. He explains in this interview with NBC 9News in Denver that although a person’s signature can change over time, this does not mean their ballot will be rejected. Mark shows trainees key factors to analyze when validating a signature which remain consistent over time and across various mediums. He also shares statistics about the percentage of ballots that were flagged in the 2018 election, and provides insight to the safety and validity of mail-in voting.
How Colorado Election Officials Verify Your Ballot Signature - Expert Interview for NBC 9News Denver
FORENSIC DOCUMENT EXAMINER
Mark is a former FBI Special Agent and FBI Document Analyst, and was the designated handwriting expert for the Evidence Response Team-Los Angeles. During his tenure in the FBI, Mr. Songer instructed numerous law enforcement officers and examiners in handwriting identification, crime scene investigations and the proper collection of writing samples. He has also developed and implemented Criminal Justice and Forensic Science programs at several institutions of higher learning, including the University of California and La Sierra University. In addition, Mark is a former Adjunct Professor of Forensic Science at National University, San Diego, California and is currently an Adjunct Professor with Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Florida. Mark is also a life-time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).NBC 9News - How Colorado Election Officials Verify Your Ballot Signature