|Published:||Nov 04, 2010 11:37 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Nov 04, 2010 8:15 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - With the 2010 general election in the books, a closer look at the ballots cast in Lee County reveals some colorful choices for write-in candidates.
While there were no official write-in candidates on the ballot, dozens of people took the chance to add in their own selection for the governor's race.
Jeb Bush and Bill McCullom led the way in the Write-In Party, followed by such whimsical votes as "None of the Above," "Santa Claus," "Dumbo" and "Bob Foco."
We tracked down Bob Foco, who received two votes (from him and his wife). Bob says he was not thrilled with the available candidates so he wrote himself in because he (and his wife) felt he was the best candidate for the job.
Supervisor of Elections Sharon Harrington says you can write anybody in you like; however, only officially registered write-in candidates will be counted. She suggests that if you write in the name of a person who was not registered, do not fill in the oval with ink, as that slows down the tabulating process.
She also asks people not to sign the ballot as it is supposed to be a secret ballot. But she does understand people writing themselves in as candidates, saying, "Maybe they've always wanted to see their name on a ballot."
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