(1) A blank space shall be provided at the end of each office division on the ballot
for registered voters to fill in the name of any person for whom they wish to vote
and whose name is not printed upon the ballot, except that at the primary election
there shall be no write-in space for delegates to the county political party convention
or delegates to the national political party convention. A square or oval shall be printed opposite each write-in space similar to the square
or oval placed opposite other candidates and issues on the ballot. The square or oval shall be marked to vote for a write-in candidate whose name appears
in the write-in space provided.
(2) The Secretary of State shall approve write-in space for optical-scan ballots and
any other voting system authorized for use under the Election Act. Adequate provision shall be made for write-in votes sufficient to allow one write-in
space for each office to be elected at any election except offices for which write-in
votes are specifically prohibited. The write-in ballot shall clearly identify the office for which such write-in vote
is cast. The write-in space shall be a part of the official ballot, may be on the envelope
or a separate piece of paper from the printed portion of the ballot, and shall allow
the voter adequate space to fill in the name of the candidate for whom he or she desires
to cast his or her ballot.
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