How to vote for a write-in candidate in Missouri
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri voters who don't want to cast their ballots for major party candidates can vote for write-ins during Tuesday's election.
But there are rules to follow in order for those votes to count.
Secretary of State Jason Kander's spokeswoman Stephanie Fleming said votes only count for write-in candidates who filed in advance with election authorities.
She said the candidate's name should be spelled "substantially similar" to its correct spelling. Local election authorities determine whether to count votes for misspelled write-in candidates.
Votes for write-in candidates that include a party name won't be counted. Fleming said voters should list which office the candidate is seeking.
Polls are open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Those in line when polls close still can vote.