Larry West: Ballot Status and Registered Write-In Status By Presidential Candidate, 2012

From IPR comments, original research by Larry West as to which presidential candidates are on the ballot in which states, and which ones are registered write-in candidates in which states. Larry West is the only source for this information and I have not attempted to verify or correct it, but corrections – preferably with links to sources/evidence – are welcome in the comments. I also don’t have time to make the formatting look any better right now, but other IPR writers are welcome to do so. Links to additional sources for this kind of information would be appreciated in the comments. I’d also like to map it if I can; if anyone knows a free program to do so without a great deal of trouble please post a link in the comments.


This list is of the people running for president and which states they are on the ballot. If you see errors in this list, please notify me. A w next to the state means that they are a recognized write-in candidate.

The states of ALw [9], DCw[3], IAw [6], MAw [11], NEw[5], ORw [7], VTw [3], WAw[12], and WYw [3] all appear to not require filing before the election. Some only will count votes if they could possibly win.
The numbers at the end are as follows {electoral votes possible if write-ins not counted/electoral votes possible if write-ins counted/percentage of people who will see them on ballot}

1t. Barack OBAMA (Democrat-Incumbent) All states === {538/538/100%}
1t. Willard “Mitt” ROMNEY (Republican) All states === {538/538/100%}
3. Gary JOHNSON (Libertarian [Ind. in AL & TN]) All states except OK[7], with MIw[16] === {515/531/95.1%}
4. Jill E. STEIN (Green [Ind. in AL]) All states except MT[3], NV[6], NC[15], OK[7], SD[3], with CTw[7], GAw[16], INw[11], KSw[6], MOw[10]?, NEw[5]?, NHw[4], VTw[3], WYw[3] === {436/489-504/83.1%}
5. Ross “Rocky” ANDERSON (Justice) ALw[9], AKw[3], AZw[11], CAw[55], CO[9], CT[7], DEw[3], DCw[3], FL[29], GAw[16], ID[4], ILw[20], IAw[6], KSw[6], KYw[8], LA[8], MEw[4], MDw[10], MAw[11], MI[16], MN[10], MOw[10], MTw[3], NEw[5], NHw[4], NJ[14], NM[5], NYw[29], OR[7], PAw[20], RI[4], TN[11], TXw[38], UT[6], VT[3], VAw[13], WA[12], WVw[5], WIw[10], WYw[3] (All states except AR[6], HI[3], IN[11], MS[6], NV[6], NC[15], ND[3], OH[18], OK[7], SC[9]. SD[3]) === {145/451/28.1%}
6. Virgil GOODE (Constitution) AL[9], AKw[3], AZw[11]. CA[55], CO[9], DEw[3], DCw[3], FL[29], ID[4], INw[11], IA[6], KSw[6], KYw[8], LA[8], MDw[10], MAw[11], MI[16], MN[10], MS[6], MO[10], MTw[3], NEw[5], NV[6], NH[4], NJ[14], NM[5], NY[29], NCw[15], ND[3], OH[18], ORw[6], RI[4], SC[9], SD[3], TN[11], TXw[38], UT[6], VTw[3], VA[13], WA[12], WVw[5], WI[10], WY[3] (All states except AR[9], CT[7], GA[16]?. HI[3], IL[20]?, ME[4], OK[7], PA[20]?) === {257/452/49.9%}

The following do not list ALw [9], DCw[3], IAw [6], MAw [11], NEw[5], ORw [7], VTw [3], WAw[12], and WYw [3], except for Peta Lindsay and Gloria LaRiva:

7. Tom HOEFLING (America’s Party) AKw[3], CA[55], CO[9], CTw[7], DEw[3], FL[29], IDw[4], ILw[20], INw[11], KSw[6], KYw[8], MDw[10], MIw[16], MNw[10], MOw[10], MTw[3], NEw[5], NHw[4]?, NJw[14]?, NYw[29], PAw[20], RIw[4]?, TXw[38], VAw[13]?, WVw[5] === {93/360-395/18.5%}
8. Roseanne C. BARR (Peace & Freedom) AKw[3], CA[55], CO[9], FL[29], IDw[4]?, KSw[6], MIw[16], MNw[10]?, MTw[3], NH[4]?, NJ[14]?, NMw[5]?, PAw[20]?, RI[4]?, UTw[6], WVw[5], WIw[10] === {93/201-262/18.5%}
9. Stewart ALEXANDER (Socialist) CO[9], FL[29], INw[11], MTw[3], OH[18], TXw[38] === {56/167/10.5%}
10. Peta LINDSAY (Party for Socialism and Liberation) ALw[9], AR[6], DCw[3], FL[29], LA[8], MAw[11], MN[10], NEw[5], NJ[14], NY[29], ORw[6], RI[4], VT[3], WA[12], WYw[3] == Candidate under age 35; ineligible to serve {115/152/[28.6%]}
11. Richard A. DUNCAN (Independent) AKw[3], DEw[3], FLw[29], INw[11], KSw[6], KYw[8], MDw[10], MTw[3], OH[18], WVw[5] === {18/155/4.3%}
12. James HARRIS (Socialist Workers Party) CO[9], CTw[7], IA[6], LA[8], MN[10], NJ[14], NYw[29], WA[12] === {59/154/12.0%}
13. Andre N. BARNETT (Reform) AKw[3], FL[29], MTw[3], TXw[38], UTw[6] === {29/138/6.4%}
14. Stephen DURHAM (Freedom Socialist) AKw[3], CTw[7], DEw[3], FLw[29], INw[2 of 11], KYw[8], MTw[3], UTw[6], WVw[5] === { 0/128-137}
15. Jill REED (Twelve Visions) AZw[11], CO[9], DEw[3], FLw[29], INw[11], MEw[4], UTw[6] === {9/132/1.8%}
16. Dennis J. KNILL (Independent [Democratic]) AZw[11], DEw[3], MDw[10], INw[11], KSw[6], KYw[8], MTw[3], WVw[5] === { 0/116}
17. Erin Kent MAGEE (Independent) AKw[3], FLw[29], KYw[8], MTw[3], UTw[6], WVw[5] === { 0/113}
18. Merlin MILLER (American Third Position) CO[9], MDw[10], NJ[14], TN[11], WVw[5] === {34/107/6.7%}
19. Sheila “Samm” TITTLE (We The People) AZw[11], CO[9], KSw[6], LA[8], MTw[3], UTw[6], WV w[5] === {17/ 107/3.3%}
20. Avery L. AYERS (Independent) KSw[6], MTw[3], TXw[38] === { 0/106}
21. Thomas STEVENS (Objectivist) CO[9], FL[29] === {38/ 97/8.2%}
22. Randall A. TERRY (Independent) COw[9], INw[11], KY[8], NE[5], WV[5] === {18/ 97/2.5%}
23. Thaddeaus HILL (Independent) TXw[38] === { 0/ 97}
24. Nelson KEYTON (Independent) DEw [3], MDw [10], INw[0 of 11], MTw[3], UTw [6], WVw [5] === {0/86-97}
25. Will CHRISTENSEN (Oregon Constitution) AZw[11], DEw[3], KSw[6], MTw[3], OR[7], UTw[6]=== { 7/95/1.4%}
26. Jerry WHITE (Socialist Equality) CO[9], KYw[8], LA[8], WI[10] === {27/94/5.6%}
27. David C. BYRNE (Independent) AKw[3], FLw[29] === { 0/ 91}
28. Dean MORSTAD (Constitutional Govt.) AKw[3], DEw[3], MN[10], MTw[3], UTw[6], WVw[5] === {10/89/2.2%}
29t. Andrew Charles CONIGLIO (Independent) FLw[29] === { 0/ 88}
29t. Barbara A. PROKOPITCH (Independent) AKw[3], KYw[8], MDw[10], MTw[3], WVw[5] === { 0/ 88}
31. Paul CHEHADE (Independent) DEw[3], MDw[10], INw[0 of 11], WVw[5] === { 0/77-88}
32. Gloria LaRIVA (Party for Socialism and Liberation) ALw[9], CO[9], DCw[3], IA[6], MAw[11], NEw[5], ORw[6], UT[6], VTw[3], WI[10], WAw[12], WYw[3] === {31/85}
33. Santa CLAUS (Independent) MDw[10], MTw[3], WVw[5] === { 0/ 77}
34t. Darrell HYKES (Independent) DEw[3], MTw[3], UTw[6], WVw[5] === { 0/ 76}
34t. Rick L. ROGERS (Independent) DEw[3], KSw[6], MTw[3], WVw[5] === { 0/ 76}
36. John A. DUMMETT, Jr. (Ind. Republican) INw[9 of 11], WVw[5] === { 0/73-75}
37. Cecil James ROTH (Independent) MDw[10], WVw[5] === { 0/ 74}
38. Jeff BOSS (NSA Did 911) NJ[14] === {14/ 73/2.9%}
39. Michael A. SIMONEAUX, Jr. (Indep.) INw[0 of 11 ], MTw[3] === {0/62-73}
40. Leon Leo RAY (Other) DEw[3], MDw[10] === { 0/ 72}
41. Gerald L. WARNER (Independent) AKw [3], KSw[6], MTw[3] === { 0/ 71}
42. Platt ROBERTSON (Independent) DEw[3], MTw[3], WVw[5] === { 0/ 70}
43. Christina LOPEZ (Freedom Socialist) INw[3 of 11] === {0/62-70}
44t. Missionary-Tracey Elaine BLAIR (Indep.) INw[0 of 11] === { 0/59-70}
44t. Terry Dale JONES (Independent) INw[0 of 11 ] === {0/59-70}
46. Jim CARLSON (Grassroots Party) MN[10] === {10/ 69/2.2%}
47t. Michael David BOYLES (Independent) MDw[10] === { 0/ 69}
47t. Tiffany BRISCOE (Independent [Democratic]) MDw[10] === { 0/ 69}
47t. Theodis (Ted) BROWN, Sr. (Independent) MDw[10] === { 0/ 69}
47t. Fred Donald DICKSON, Jr. (Independent) MDw[10] === { 0/ 69}
47t. Robert William DIETZ (Independent) MDw[10] === { 0/ 69}
47t. Matthew LYDICK (Independent [Republican]) MDw[10] === { 0/ 69}
47t. Gerald WARNER (Independent) AKw[3], CTw[7] === { 0/ 69}
54. Kevin M. THORNE (Independent) AKw[3], KSw[6] === { 0/ 68}
55. Jack FELLURE (Prohibition) LA[8] === { 8/ 67/1.5%}
56t. Jerry Leon CARROLL (Independent) MTw[3], WVw[5] === { 0/ 67}
56t. David Michael CROSBY (Independent) AKw[3], WVw[5] === { 0/ 67}
56t. Louis Todd HO– USE (Independent) KYw[8] === { 0/ 67}
56t. Keith JUDD (Independent) KYw[8] === { 0/ 67}
56t. Joe SCHRINER (Independent) MTw[3], WVw[5] === { 0/ 67}
61. Raymond SIZEMORE (Independent) CTw[7] === { 0/ 66}
62. Barbara Dale WASHER (Mississippi Reform) MS[6] === { 6/ 65/1.0%}
63. Chuck BALDWIN (Kansas Reform) KS[6] === { 6/ 65/0.9%}
64t. Kent W. BUSH (Independent) KSw[6] === { 0/ 65}
64t. Justin MYERS (Independent) UTw[6] === { 0/ 65}
65t. Robert BROWN (Independent) WVw[5] === { 0/ 64}
65t. Cam Ray LEMLEY (Independent) WVw[5] === { 0/ 64}
65t. Beverly SIMMONS-MILLER (Independent) WVw[5] === { 0/ 64}
69. Ron PAUL (Independent [Republican]) MEw[4] === { 0/ 63}
70t. Dennis Andrew BALL (Independent) MTw[3] === { 0/ 62}
70t. Bonnie Lynn Davis GRACE (Independent) MTw[3] === { 0/ 62}
70t. Val KITTINGTON (Independent) MTw[3] === { 0/ 62}
70t. Leah LAX (Independent) MTw[3] === { 0/ 62}
70t. Kip LEE (Independent) MTw[3] === { 0/ 62}
70t. Alexis LOGSTON (Independent) MTw[3] === { 0/ 62}
70t. Terrance James O’HARA (Independent) MTw[3] === { 0/ 62}
77. Jerry LITZEL (Independent) IA[6] === { 6/ 59/1.2%}

10 thoughts on “Larry West: Ballot Status and Registered Write-In Status By Presidential Candidate, 2012

  1. Larry West

    @3: He has write-in access in Idaho, Maryland, and Montana, in addition to the states that allow anyone.

    An updated list, including Idaho, Montana, and California, is below. I am still missing several states:

    2012 Presidential Candidate List:
    This list is of the people running for president and which states they are on the ballot. If you see errors in this list, please notify me. A w next to the state means that they are a recognized write-in candidate.
    The states of ALw [9], DCw[3], IAw [6], MAw[11], NEw[5], ORw[7], RIw[4], VTw[3], WAw[12], and WYw[3] all appear to do not require filing before the election (some only will count votes if they could possibly win).
    The numbers at the end are as follows {electoral votes possible if write-ins not counted/electoral votes possible if write-ins counted/percentage of people who will see them on ballot}
    Note: May be missing some write-in data from IL[20], MN [10], NH[4]. NJ[14], NY[29], ND[3], PA[20], TN[11], VA[13]. Some of these may not have qualified write-ins, or may allow anyone to be written in.

    1t. Barack Hussein OBAMA (Democrat-Incumbent) All states === {538/538/100%}
    1t. Willard “Mitt” ROMNEY (Republican) All states === {538/538/100%}
    3. Gary Earl JOHNSON (Libertarian [Ind. in AL & TN]) All states except OK[7], with MIw[16] === {515/531/95.1%}
    4. Jill E. STEIN (Green [Ind. in AL]) All states except MT[3], NV[6], NC[15], OK[7], SD[3], with CTw[7], GAw[16], INw[11], KSw[6], NEw[5], NHw[4], VTw[3], WYw[3] === {436/494/83.1%}
    5. Ross Carl “Rocky” ANDERSON (Justice) ALw[9], AKw[3], AZw[11], CAw[55], CO[9], CT[7], DEw[3], DCw[3], FL[29], GAw[16], ID[4], ILw[20], IAw[6], KSw[6], KYw[8], LA[8], MEw[4], MDw[10], MAw[11], MI[16], MN[10], MOw[10], MTw[3], NEw[5], NHw[4], NJ[14], NM[5], NYw[29], OR[7], PAw[20], RI[4], TN[11], TXw[38], UT[6], VT[3], VAw[13], WA[12], WVw[5], WIw[10], WYw[3] (All states except AR[6], HI[3], IN[11], MS[6], NV[6], NC[15], ND[3], OH[18], OK[7], SC[9]. SD[3]) === {145/451/28.1%}
    6. Virgil Hamlin GOODE, Jr. (Constitution) AL[9], AKw[3], AZw[11]. CA[55], CO[9], DEw[3], DCw[3], FL[29], GAw[16], ID[4], INw[11], IA[6], KSw[6], KYw[8], LA[8], MDw[10], MAw[11], MI[16], MN[10], MS[6], MO[10], MTw[3], NEw[5], NV[6], NH[4], NJ[14], NM[5], NY[29], NCw[15], ND[3], OH[18], ORw[6], RI[4], SC[9], SD[3], TN[11], TXw[38], UT[6], VTw[3], VA[13], WA[12], WVw[5], WI[10], WY[3] (All states except AR[9], CT[7], GA[16]?. HI[3], IL[20]?, ME[4], OK[7], PA[20]?) === {257/468/49.9%}

    The following do not list ALw[9], DCw[3], IAw[6], MAw[11], NEw[5], ORw[7], RIw[4], VTw[3], WAw[12], and WYw[3], except for Peta Lindsay and Gloria LaRiva:

    7. Thomas “Tom” HOEFLING (America’s Party) AKw[3], CA[55], CO[9], CTw[7], DEw[3], FL[29], IDw[4], ILw[20], INw[11], KSw[6], KYw[8], MDw[10], MIw[16], MNw[10], MOw[10], MTw[3], NEw[5], NHw[4]?, NJw[14]?, NYw[29], PAw[20], TXw[38], VAw[13]?, WVw[5] === {93/364-395/18.5%}
    8. Roseanne Cherri BARR (Peace & Freedom) AKw[3], CA[55], CO[9], FL[29], IDw[4], KSw[6], MDw[10], MIw[16], MNw[10]?, MTw[3], NH[4]?, NJ[14]?, NMw[5]?, PAw[20]?, UTw[6], WVw[5], WIw[10] === {93/219-272/18.5%}
    9. Stewart Alexis ALEXANDER (Socialist Party) CAw[55], CO[9], FL[29], INw[11], MIw[16], MTw[3], OH[18], TXw[38] === {56/232/10.5%}
    10. James E. HARRIS, Jr. (Socialist Workers Party) CAw[55], CO[9], CTw[7], GAw[16], IA[6], LA[8], MN[10], NJ[14], NYw[29], WA[12] === {59/229/12.0%}
    11. Stephen G. DURHAM (Freedom Socialist) AKw[3], CAw[55], CTw[7], DEw[3], FLw[29], IDw[3], INw[2 of 11], KYw[8], MDw[10], MTw[3], UTw[6], WVw[5] === { 0/200-209}
    12. Jill Ann REED (Twelve Visions) AZw[11], CO[9], DEw[3], FLw[29], GAw[16] (Jill Reid), INw[11], MEw[4], MDw[10], OHw[18], UTw[6] === {9/180/1.8%}
    13. Jerome S. “Jerry” WHITE (Socialist Equality) CAw[55], CO[9], KYw[8], LA[8], MIw[16], WI[10] === {27/169/5.6%}
    14. Sheila “Samm” TITTLE (We The People) AZw[11], CAw[55], CO[9], IDw[3], KSw[6], LA[8], MTw[3], UTw[6], WV w[5] === {17/169/3.3%}
    15. Richard A. DUNCAN (Independent) AKw[3], DEw[3], FLw[29], IDw[3], INw[11], KSw[6], KYw[8], MDw[10], MTw[3], OH[18], WVw[5] === {18/162/4.3%}
    16. Andre Nigel BARNETT (Reform) AKw[3], FL[29], IDw[3], MDw[10], MTw[3], TXw[38], UTw[6] === {29/155/6.4%}
    17. Peta LINDSAY (Party for Socialism and Liberation) ALw[9], AR[6], DCw[3], FL[29], LA[8], MAw[11], MN[10], NEw[5], NJ[14], NY[29], ORw[6], RI[4], VT[3], WA[12], WYw[3] == Candidate under age 35; ineligible to serve {115/152/[28.6%]}
    18. Erin Kent MAGEE (Independent [Republican]) AKw[3], FLw[29], GAw[16], IDw[3], KYw[8], MTw[3], UTw[6], WVw[5] === { 0/136}
    19. Dennis Jerome KNILL (Independent [Democratic]) AZw[11], DEw[3], IDw[3], MDw[10], INw[11], KSw[6], KYw[8], MTw[3], WVw[5] === { 0/123}
    20. Ron E. PAUL (Independent [Republican]) CAw[55], MEw[4] === { 0/122}
    21. Nelson KEYTON, Jr. (Independent) DEw [3], IDw[3], MDw [10], INw[0 of 11], MTw[3], OHw[18], UTw [6], WVw [5] === {0/111-122}
    22. Randall A. TERRY (Independent) COw[9], INw[11], KY[8], NE[5], OHw[18], WV[5] === {18/119/2.5%}
    23. Avery L. AYERS (Independent) IDw[3], KSw[6], MTw[3], TXw[38] === { 0/113}
    24. Will CHRISTENSEN (Oregon Constitution) AZw[11], DEw[3], IDw[3], KSw[6], MDw[10], MTw[3], OR[7], UTw[6]=== { 7/112/1.4%}
    25. Merlin L. MILLER (American Third Position) CO[9], MDw[10], NJ[14], TN[11], WVw[5] === {34/111/6.7%}
    26. David C. BYRNE (Independent) AKw[3], FLw[29], GAw[16] === { 0/111}
    27. Darrell HYKES (Independent) DEw[3], GAw[16], IDw[3], MDw[10], MTw[3], UTw[6], WVw[5] === { 0/109}
    28. Dean D. MORSTAD (Constitutional Govt.) AKw[3], DEw[3], IDw[3], MDw[10], MN[10], MTw[3], UTw[6], WVw[5] === {10/106/2.2%}
    29. Thomas STEVENS (Objectivist) CO[9], FL[29] === {38/101/8.2%}
    30. Thaddeaus HILL (Madisonian-Federalist) TXw[38] === { 0/101}
    31t. Barbara Ann PROKOPICH (Independent [Republican]) AKw[3], IDw[3], KYw[8], MDw[10], MTw[3], WVw[5] === { 0/ 95}
    31t. Platt ROBERTSON (Independent) DEw[3], IDw[3], MTw[3], OHw[18], WVw[5] === { 0/ 95}
    33. Paul CHEHADE (Independent) DEw[3], IDw[3], INw[0 of 11], MDw[10], WVw[5] === { 0/84-95}
    34. Andrew Charles CONIGLIO (Independent) FLw[29] === { 0/ 92}
    35. Gloria Estela LaRIVA (Party for Socialism and Liberation) ALw[9], CO[9], DCw[3], IA[6], MAw[11], NEw[5], ORw[6], UT[6], VTw[3], WI[10], WAw[12], WYw[3] === {31/89}
    36t. Kevin M. THORNE (Independent) AKw[3], IDw[3], KSw[6], MDw[10] === { 0/ 85}
    36t. Gerald Legarde “Jerry” WARNER (Independent) AKw[3], IDw[3], CTw[7], KSw[6], MTw[3] === { 0/ 85}
    38. Santa CLAUS (Independent) IDw[3], MDw[10], MTw[3], WVw[5] === { 0/ 84}
    39. Rick L. ROGERS (Independent) DEw[3], IDw[3], KSw[6], MTw[3], WVw[5] === { 0/ 83}
    40t. David Michael CROSBY (Independent) AKw[3], WVw[5]; MDw[10] === { 0/ 81}
    40t. Susan E. DANIELS (Independent) OHw[18] === { 0/ 81}
    40t. Cecil James ROTH (Pro Se Party) IDw[3], MDw[10], WVw[5] === { 0/ 81}
    40t. Michael “Mike” VARGO (Independent) OHw[18] === { 0/ 81}
    44t. Amitabh “Amit” GHOSH (Independent) MIw[16] === { 0/ 79}
    44t. Daniel T. “Dan” HOLLOWAY (Independent) MIw[16] === { 0/ 79}
    44t. Katherine HOUSTON (Independent) MIw[16] === { 0/ 79}
    44t. Raymond T. O’DONNELL(Independent) MIw[16] === { 0/ 79}
    44t. Terrance James O’HARA (Modern Whig) IDw[3], MDw[10], MTw[3] === { 0/ 79}
    49. John A. DUMMETT, Jr. (Independent [Republican]) INw[9 of 11], WVw[5] === { 0/77-79}
    50. Jeffrey Harlan “Jeff” BOSS (NSA Did 911) NJ[14] === {14/ 77/2.9%}
    51. Michael A. SIMONEAUX, Jr. (Indep.) INw[0 of 11 ], MTw[3] === {0/66-77}
    52t. Theodis (Ted) BROWN, Sr. (Independent) IDw[3], MDw[10] === { 0/ 76}
    52t. Leon Leo RAY (Peace & Freedom) DEw[3], MDw[10] === { 0/ 76}
    54. Keith Russell JUDD (Independent [Democratic]) IDw[3], KYw[8] === { 0/ 74}
    55. Christina LÓPEZ (Freedom Socialist) INw[3 of 11] === {0/66-74}
    56t. Missionary-Tracey Elaine BLAIR (Indep.) INw[0 of 11] === { 0/63-74}
    56t. Terry Dale JONES (Independent) INw[0 of 11 ] === {0/63-74}
    58. Jim CARLSON (Grassroots Party) MN[10] === {10/ 73/2.2%}
    59t. Michael David BOYLES (Independent) MDw[10] === { 0/ 73}
    59t. Tiffany Renee BRISCOE (Boston Tea Party? [Democratic]) MDw[10] === { 0/ 73}
    59t. James N. “Jim” CLYMER (Constitution) MDw[10] === { 0/ 73}
    59t. Fred Donald DICKSON, Jr. (Independent) MDw[10] === { 0/ 73}
    59t. Robert William DIETZ (Independent) MDw[10] === { 0/ 73}
    59t. Dwight Kenneth FRENCH (Independent) MDw[10] === { 0/ 73}
    59t. Matthew LYDICK (Independent [Republican]) MDw[10] === { 0/ 73}
    59t. Bruce MLYNSKI (Independent) MDw[10] === { 0/ 73}
    59t. Deonia P. “Dee” NEVEU (Independent [Democratic]) MDw[10] === { 0/ 73}
    68. Lowell Jackson “Jack” FELLURE (Prohibition) LA[8] === { 8/ 71/1.5%}
    69t. Jerry Leon CARROLL (Independent) MTw[3], WVw[5] === { 0/ 71}
    69t. Louis Todd HO– USE (Independent) KYw[8] === { 0/ 71}
    69t. Joseph “Average Joe” SCHRINER (Independent) MTw[3], WVw[5] === { 0/ 71}
    72. Raymond SIZEMORE (Independent) CTw[7] === { 0/ 70}
    73t. Barbara Dale WASHER (Mississippi Reform) MS[6] === { 6/ 69/1.0%}
    73t. Charles O. “Chuck” BALDWIN (Kansas Reform) KS[6] === { 6/ 69/0.9%}
    73t. Dennis Andrew BALL (Independent) IDw[3], MTw[3] === { 0/ 69}
    73t. Kent W. BUSH (Independent) KSw[6] === { 0/ 69}
    73t. Kip LEE (Independent [Democratic]) IDw[3], MTw[3] === { 0/ 69}
    73t. Justin MYERS (Independent) UTw[6] === { 0/ 69}
    79t. Robert BROWN (Independent) WVw[5] === { 0/ 68}
    79t. Cam Ray LEMLEY (Independent) WVw[5] === { 0/ 68}
    79t. Beverly SIMMONS-MILLER (Independent) WVw[5] === { 0/ 68}
    82t. Joann BREIVOGEL (Independent) IDw[3] ==={ 0/ 66}
    82t. John Albert DUMMETT, Jr. (Independent [Republican]) IDw[3] === { 0/ 66}
    82t. Bonnie Lynn Davis GRACE (Independent) MTw[3] === { 0/ 66}
    82t. Ronald C. HOBBS (Independent) IDw[3] === { 0/ 66}
    82t. Valma “Val” KITTINGTON (Independent) MTw[3] === { 0/ 66}
    82t. Leah LAX (Independent) MTw[3] === { 0/ 66}
    82t. David LIBRACE (Independent) IDw[3] === { 0/ 66}
    82t. Alexis LOGSTON (Independent) MTw[3] === { 0/ 66}
    82t. Reverend MEREPEACE-MSMERE (Independent) IDw[3] === { 0/ 66}
    82t. Charles Frederick TOLBERT (Citizens for a Better America) IDw[3] ==={ 0/ 66}
    82t. Chance WHITE (Independent) IDw[3] ==={ 0/ 66}
    82t. John WOLFE, Jr. (Independent [Democratic]) IDw[3] ==={ 0/ 66}
    94. Jerry LITZEL (Independent) IA[6] === { 6/ 63/1.2%}
    95. “None of these candidates” NV[6] === { 6/ 6}

  2. Larry West

    I list DC and WY because their filing deadlines are after the election.
    I list MA because their website (http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elestkr/stkridx.htm) states “A person can seek nomination and election without filing nomination papers”.
    I list Nebraska because http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/2012/pdf/Filing%20Fee%20Schedule.pdf says declaration is optional.
    I list Washington because http://www.sos.wa.gov/_assets/elections/Presidential%20Write-in%20form.pdf says the same thing.
    I could not find anything on the New Hampshire website about write-ins, and since that website you mentioned was wrong about Nebraska, I decided not to include NH as “all votes counted” until I get further verification.

  3. paulie Post author

    Alabama, Iowa, Oregon, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Vermont, and Wyoming as the states in which paper-work does not need to be filed.

    Yes and no.

    In Alabama, for example, yes you can cast a write in vote, but good luck getting it counted, tallied and reported. Some precincts just don’t bother to count them, or only count a few. Then they may or may not get tallied properly by county and the state does not report them right away – only some time well after the election, you get a book length .pdf which you can tally yourself. In that .pdf some counties have photos of every individual write in vote, and you can sit there and count them personally, while others only give you an aggregate total for write-ins which is not broken down by candidate. I have good reason to believe the vast majority never get counted, based on write-in candidates I have worked with in the past.

    Washington state will only count write-ins if they have a chance of winning.

    And so on.

    In many states, if you don’t write in “presidential candidate X and vp candidate y” in exactly the correct format, your write-in vote won’t count. In some if you don’t fill in the oval exactly correctly, or if your handwriting is not neat, or if you do (or don’t) draw a line from the oval to the candidate name(s), etc, it won’t count. Some states apply “sore loser” laws to write-in candidates. Some counties in states which count write-in votes just refuse to count them. And so on.

    In many places, even if write-in votes are counted AND tallied, they are not reported until weeks later, when most of the news stories have been written, read and forgotten.

    So, while a write-in vote may in some cases be better than nothing, in the vast majority of cases it is better to vote for someone on the ballot.

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