2008 Presidential Election Write-In Rules

Submitted by Jonathan on Mon, 11/03/2008 - 5:16pm.

If your vote will be a write-in, please note the rules by state.

Rule 1 - Write-in votes will not be counted if the candidate does not file as a write-in candidate.

Rule 2 - Write-in candidates are not allowed in presidential elections.

Rule 3 - A candidate losing the primary cannot file as a write-in candidate in the general election.

StateRule 1Rule 2Rule 3
Alaska X    
Arizona X    
Arkansas   X  
Colorado ?    
Connecticut ? ?  
Florida X    
Georgia     X
Hawaii   ?  
Idaho X    
Illinois     X
Indiana     X
Kansas ?    
Kentucky X    
Main X    
Maryland X    
Massachusetts ?    
Michigan X    
Minnesota ?    
Missouri     X
Montana X    
Nebraska ?    
Nevada   X  
New Hampshire      
New Jersey      
New Mexico X   X
New York X    
North Carolina     X
North Dakota ?    
Ohio X    
Oregon     X
Rhode Island      
South Carolina   X X
South Dakota   ?  
Tennessee X    
Texas X    
Utah X    
Virginia X    
Washington     X
West Virginia X    
Wyoming X   ?

An absence of an "X" does not imply the reverse of the rule.

If Ron Paul is not on the ballot in November I encourage you to support your favorite third party and vote for their candidate. I will vote for the Libertarian Party candidate.

Resources used in assembling this list: Secretary Of State Sites, write-inronpaul.com and longhousecoalition.org.


Source: http://mfoster.com/misc/write-in_rules_2008.html

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Submitted by Jonathan on Mon, 11/03/2008 - 5:16pm.