This is the official website of Democratic candidate Bob Nelson. He is running for State Representative, 16th District of Kentucky. He is listed as a write-in candidate for the election in November.
Though write-in candidates' names are not printed on the ballot, they may be written in by a voter. In order for a write-in vote to be counted, the write-in candidate must file a declaration of intent with the Kentucky Secretary of State by the fourth Friday in October preceding the general election. My declaration of intent was filed on April 26, 2018. I am viable candidate for the office of State Representative, 16th
How to vote for a write-in candidate
In a general election, a voter can cast a write-in vote for a candidate whose name does not appear on the ballot.
To cast a write-in vote on a paper ballot:
Any abbreviation, misspelling, or minor variation in the form of the name of a candidate shall be disregarded in determining the validity of the write-in vote as long as the intended candidate can be determined. Writing the last name only will constitute a valid vote unless there is more than one candidate with the same last name