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Synonyms for write-in

a candidate for public office whose name does not appear on the ballot and so must be written on the ballot by the voters

a vote cast by writing in the name of a candidate who is not listed on the ballot

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After a record 620 write-ins were received, I realized that it is clear, the citizens of Chelan County want a change.
Andy Prior, the former state chairman for America's Party of Texas who's the party's nominee for land commissioner, also said he's considering filing paperwork to be an eligible write-in. According to its website, America's Party supports a pro-life and pro-liberty platform.
'The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win.
Other write-in votes, averaging between 1/2% to 2%, were tossed in for public figures such as Daniel Tosh, Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Spacey, and Tom Cruise, as well as our fictional characters such as Luke Skywalker, the Easter Bunny, and Harambe the Gorilla.
All other non-Perry write-ins garnered a total of six percent of the 264 ballots cast.
The Supreme Court has settled the question of whether states must allow write-in candidacies and votes at all: They need not.
It is expected to take a considerable time to hand-count and tally the nearly 82,000 write-in votes, not all of which were necessarily cast for Murkowski.
Lauderdale), a veteran member of the House, faced a write-in candidate and received 100 percent of the vote.
Shu and most of the other 22 so-called ''self-promoted'' candidates -- mostly academics with no backing from a work unit -- were also taken off the ballot, though they were allowed to run as write-in candidates.
Williams also received 1,707 write-in votes on ballots cast in the Republican primary--where there were no candidates for mayor listed on the ballot.
Maxine Bean, one of the 96 residents of Hillsboro, Virginia, where ballots for mayor and town council member elections are blank and voters jot down the names of write-in candidates.
More about the write-in nominations in a moment, but let's start with the top vote getter -- computer-pointed telescopes.
CORRECTION: Jim Evangelista is running a write-in campaign for open seat on the board of the Upper Willamette Soil and Water Conservation District.
Write-in candidates were required to register with the Texas Secretary of State by August 22.
Not included in this total are semi-disenfranchised write-in Nader votersA in Texas (3,053), Georgia (1,091), Indiana (300), andA North Carolina, where13,942 total write-ins were not divided by candidate, except by chance forA 22 Nader voters in Rowan County, broken out in a local news report .American democracy's ultimate, electoral black hole, Oklahoma, does not allow write-ins.A A A A A A