In a trial why does the judge read the verdict before the jury announces it?

There are specific documents that must be agreed upon and signed by the foreman of the jury before a verdict is valid. The judge reads the material to be certain everything is in order before a verdict is allowed to be read aloud in court and entered into the court record. If the documents are not properly filled out and signed the jury is remanded back to the jury room to complete the process as required.