What happened to my write-in vote?


I was sifting through my email today and found this pre-flood data I had intended to post after the June primary election….

Did you ever vote for a write-in candidate and wonder what happened to your write-in vote? I can tell you that your write-in vote is always counted, but showing you this data may convince you.

The table below accounts for the write-in votes in the races receiving the highest number of write-in votes. Why does this matter? If Mickey Mouse, who received one vote (see below), would have received a total of 134 votes for County Auditor on the Republican ballot, then Mickey Mouse could have become the Republican Party’s nominee for County Auditor assuming he/she was fully qualified and he/she completed an Affidavit of Candidacy.

My job is NOT to determine whether these write-in candidates are real or imagined – serious or humorous. My job is to count the votes … which is what we did.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

JUNE 3, 2008 PRIMARY WRITE-IN VOTES – REPUBLICAN BALLOT
133.35 VOTES = 35%
COUNTY AUDITOR # VOTES COUNTY SHERIFF # VOTES
Lyle Hanson 45 Brian Gardner 44
L Hanson 3 Gardner 73
Hanson 7 Gartner 2
David Johnson 1 B Gardner 5
Joel Miller 77 Eric Steiner 1
Miller 30 Mr Gardner 1
Joe Miller 2 Jim Sorensen 3
Eugene Pinney 1 William/Bill Elam 13
Eric Steiner 1 B Elam 3
Terry Dolphin 1 Elam 9
Katherine Graham 1 No Name 8
Kathy Potts 1 James Hickman 1
Jack Fitzgerald 1 Mickey Mouse 1
Larry Wear 1 Troy Nogelmeier 1
Joan Berquist 1 J. O. Smith 1
No Name 19 Josh Holland 1
Robert Klaus 1 J.D. Smith 1
Bryan Busch 1 Graton 1
Ty Hansen 1 Rick Ovozsky 1
Sarah Henderson 3 Mark Benishek 1
Ruth Callahan 1 Mark Wingert 1
Dick Frazier 1 Snow 1
Howard Marble 1 Don Zeller 1
Ron Coleman 1 Anybody Else 2
Mickey Mouse 1 Jerry Vandersanden 1
Danden Boste 1 Gardner George 1
Jim Drosky 1 Carpenter 1
Rick Sellers 1 Richard Yoder 1
Todd Henderson 1 Elmer Fudd 1
Judi Cullinan 1 Randy Jernigan 1
Terry Miller 1 Terry Moyle 1
Jim Larson 1 Ken Pospisil 1
Caitlin Hartman 1 Mark Winder 1
Otto Rajtora 1 Bob Blaus 1
David Nelson 1 Brian Barry 1
Scott S. Netser 1 Bernita Rozinek 1
Jeffrey Blank 1 Jack Bauer 1
Michael J. Kinney 2 Buford Pusser 1
Jason West 1 Blank or not recorded 48
Linda Langston 2 238
Linda Langenberg 1
Colter Steger 1
Scratched 1
Melissa Crew 1
Gardner 1
Brad Simanek 1 18 Votes = 35%
Dale Hansen 1 SUPERVISOR D1 # VOTES
Jim Morgan 1 Kathy Potts 1
John Grucer 1 Blank 12
Lu Baron 1 Cary J. Hahn 6
Joe Childers 1 Incumbent 1
Bethany Cerruto 1 Hahn 1
Brent Okson 1 Rosenthal 2
P.T. Larson 1 Tom Watson 1
Lindey Helsper 1 Machacek 1
Donna Craft 1 Howard Simanek 1
Paula Rhea 1 Fran Moe 1
Mike Much 1 Jim Houser 1
Mark Wingert 1 Dave Machek 1
Bill Bolling 1 Nicholas Brokow 1
Chris Kandseh 1 None 1
Mary Lundby 1 Todd Henderson 1
Karla Sibert 1 Lu Barron 4
Ernie Larew 1 John E. Ferguson 1
Nathan Jrilfs 1 Paul T. Larson 1
Toby Lawrence 1 Chris Miles 1
Denny R. Jensen 1 John Deere 1
Eric Peiper 2 Mark Burian 1
Christine Eutrell 1 Mary Arenas 1
Keith Grimm 1 Howard Marble 1
Dan Carter 1 Lee Clancey 1
Janet Patterson 1 Bill Neff 1
Bob Fassler 1 Nyolitis Moeller 1
Lee Harder 1 Monica Vernon 1
Carl Berstler 1 R.P. 1
Jonnie Roberts 1 E. Ray Denbow 1
Nick Olinger 1 Linda Langston 1
George 1 Machacek 1
Jim Butikofer 1 Howard Kucera 1
Elmer Fudd 1 52
Jim Conklin 2
Ted Messer 2
Dustin Lee 1
lance Green 1
Joe Wells 1 12.25 Votes = 35%
Ron Bowers 1 STATE REP #34 # VOTES
Charles Bickford 1 Scott Netser 1
Berenia L. Bast 1 Kevin Dougherty 1
Pate 1 Thomas E. Hunt 1
William Meyer 1 Wear 1
Not the incumbent 1 Michael Moore 1
Emma Nemecek 1 Brad Simmons 2
Wally Pinckey 1 Greg Peterson 1
Rex Nayor 1 Steve King 1
Steve Valsie 1 David Gochenover 1
Present One 1 Linda Putthoff 1
Bruce Boldt 1 Dick Taylor 1
Ken Kuny 1 John Doe 1
Donald O’Dell Wood III 1 Doug Winger 1
Daniel DenBeste 1 Anita Barta 1
Jan Doe 1 Chuck Winnike 1
Jon Kime 1 Paul Remington 1
Mary Poppins 1 Ingrid Evers 1
Steve Rhinehart 1 Jerry VanderSanden 1
Don Guehrn 1 Joe Childress 1
Paul Pate 1 Roy Stover 1
Becky Shoop 1 Blank or not recorded 14
Alex Todd 1 35
Blank or not recorded 90
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2 Responses to “What happened to my write-in vote?”

  1. Kathy Says:

    That’s funny!

    Like

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