No write-in candidates register with city
- Blog Post by: Eric Roper
- November 4, 2013 - 10:15 AM
Voters may want to think twice before casting a ballot for a write-in candidate this Election Day.
Write-in candidates were required to register with the city this year in order to be considered during vote tabulations. No one did.
That means any votes for Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other fictional characters will merely be lumped into a "write-in" total when all the ballots are counted.
The write-in process was changed this year to improve the already complex ranked-choice counting process.
Unregistered write-ins are eliminated on the second round, based on the new ordinance.
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