New York is among the majority of states that counts presidential write-ins for candidates who filed a declaration of candidacy. The deadline for that was Tuesday, October 18. The State Board of Elections will post the list early next week. It still isn’t final, because declarations only had to be postmarked by October 18 and it is possible some more will arrive in the postal mail this week. Among the 30 who have already filed are Evan McMullin and Rocky De La Fuente.
New York has never before had nearly so many declared write-in presidential candidates. New York only requires a single candidate for presidential elector; the state does not require a full slate. That means it is easier to file in New York than in many other states.
Posted on October 20, 2016 by Richard Winger