User signup is too complex!
Verification via email is mandatory, but when you click the verification link, it should take you to the user page, or even better, ask you set a password.
I would expect that the average, non-tech savvy user gets lost in this process.
This happened when creating an account from the home screen, not from a specific petition or internal page. I can't speak to that process.
Dorothy Caputo commented
I don't know how to cut and paste-this is my husband's computer-can't they make it easier to make an account? Why can't we just read the petitions and type in our e mail address to sign in?