Write-In Candidate Information

An individual may file as an official write-in candidate by submitting a Write-In Candidate Certificate of Announcement with the proper filing officer no later than the 49th day before the election.

Only official write-in candidates will have their votes tallied; persons who simply have their name written on a ballot are not eligible to win any election.

In each election, official write-in candidates’ names will be posted at the entrance of each polling place and will be provided at the poll worker table inside the polling place upon request by a voter.

Write-in Candidate Guide​​​​​​​​​

2024 Primary Election Write-In Candidate Listing​​​​​​​​​​

2024 General Election Write-In Candidate Listing​​​​​​​​​​​​

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