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2008 Presidential Election Write-In Rules

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.

State Rule 1Rule 2Rule 3
Alabama    
Alaska X  
Arizona X  
Arkansas  X 
California    
Colorado ?  
Connecticut ?? 
Delaware    
Florida X  
Georgia   X
Hawaii  ? 
Idaho X  
Illinois   X
Indiana   X
Iowa    
Kansas ?  
Kentucky X  
Louisiana    
Main X  
Maryland X  
Massachusetts ?  
Michigan X  
Minnesota ?  
Mississippi    
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  
Oklahoma    
Oregon   X
Pennsylvania    
Rhode Island    
South Carolina  XX
South Dakota  ? 
Tennessee X  
Texas X  
Utah X  
Vermont    
Virginia X  
Washington   X
West Virginia X  
Wisconsin    
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.

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