Those lines on your ballot — the write-in lines.

All voters have seen them, but how many know how to cast a write-in vote?


Those lines on your ballot — the write-in lines.

All voters have seen them, but how many know how to cast a write-in vote?

Harvey County Clerk Joyce Truskett said it is quite easy.

After the presidential hanging chads debacle in 2000, a court rule changed voting laws to make it easier to cast a write-in vote.

Election officials rely on voter intent, Truskett said.

As long as the election official can decipher who the voter intended to vote for, the ballot will count.

Harvey County sheriff’s candidate A.J. Wuthnow is urging people to simply write in A.J. for sheriff when they cast their ballots.

Voters who cast electronic ballots will tap the write-in button on their touch screens. An electronic touch pad keyboard will appear on the monitor, and the voter types the name of the candidate for whom they wish to vote.

If voters have any questions about how to cast write-in votes, they can ask poll workers to help them with their ballots, Truskett said.