Despite the irritation of voting officials, write-in votes do no lasting harm and occasionally at the local level might result in a viable campaign. Legislators should resist any effort to change the law to eliminate them.
I think I may run write-in campaigns in every election from here on out (or at least until the ballot access laws are changed) just because it pisses poll workers off so bad. All of you who wrote my name in for governor need to make some serious noise over the articles in the BHAM News and MTGY Advertiser yesterday. Write letters to the editors demanding that the legislature change the ballot access laws so that they are the same for everyone and then we can reduce the need to write-in our candidate of choice.