To be recognized as a write-in candidate for President in the 2008 General Election in Alaska, write-in candidates must file with the Division of Elections the following form:
Write-in votes will not be counted unless the Letter of Intent has been filed.
Division of Elections - Director's Office
Whitney H. Brewster, Director
240 Main Street
Phone: (907) 465-4611
A write-in vote is the writing in of the candidate’s name with the oval filled in next to the name. A blank space is provided for each race on the General Election ballot for this purpose. To be a valid write-in vote, the voter must write in the name as it appears on the Write-in Candidate’s Letter of Intent or write in the last name of the candidate. Either way, the voter must mark the oval next to the candidate’s name for the vote to be counted.
[6AAC 25.070 (c )]
The Division of Elections uses an Optical Scan and Touch Screen ballot tabulation system. Pre-printed stickers with candidates' names may not be used on the ballot. [6AAC 25.070 (a)]
The Director of the Division of Elections prepares all official ballots to facilitate fairness, simplicity, and clarity in the voting procedure, to reflect most accurately the intent of the voter, and to expedite the administration of elections. With respect to write-in candidates,
The candidate must check with the Federal Election Commission for financial reporting requirements.