Write-in candidate deadline looms for Nov. 8 election

Time is running out for anyone who wants to file as a write-in candidate for local elections on Nov. 8. According to Grand Haven City Clerk Linda Niotis, though there is a space for a write-in vote, there are still rules in place on who's name counts in the vote tallies. "In order to be eligible to be a write-in, (candidates) have to turn in their paperwork by 4 p.m. this Friday,' Niotis said.
Alex Doty
Oct 26, 2011

Should a voter write in a name on the ballot for a candidate that hasn’t filed as a write-in candidate by Friday, Niotis said their vote won’t be counted.

There are already candidates in Grand Haven officially filed as write-ins, meaning voters choosing those candidates must be sure they follow the process correctly.

“If it’s not spelled correctly (the candidate name), it is up to the Board of Canvassers (to count the vote),” Niotis said.

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