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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:29 PM
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Writing in choice on eSlate will take a little more work
Aug. 10, 2006, 5:05AM

Writing in choice on eSlate will take a little more work

Write-in candidate names are not on the ballot by design. To cast a vote for one on the electronic eSlate machines, which don't have a keyboard, you'll have to use the "select" dial to choose "write-in."

Even then, the names won't automatically pop up, said Scott Haywood, a spokesman for the Secretary of State's Office.

In each booth there will be a printed list of candidates who have been certified for the Congressional District 22 race. Using the dial and a picture of a keyboard on the screen, the voter will click the letters of the name they want.

Potential candidate Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, a Houston City Council member, said she is grateful for the list. "It's a little bit of an issue," she said of her long and unusual name. "You haven't had to spell my name before to vote for me."

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http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/metro/4106...
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