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(a) Except as provided in 6 AAC 25.670, the provisions of this section apply for the counting of write-in votes in a general election in this state.
(b) Counting write-in votes in a general election by candidate will only be done under this section if the aggregate of all votes cast for all write-in candidates for the particular office is
(1) the highest number of votes received by any candidate for the office; or
(2) the second highest number of votes received by any candidate and the difference between the total number of votes received by the candidate having the highest number of votes and the aggregate of all votes cast for all write-in candidates for the office is less than the percentage necessary for a recount at the state's cost under AS 15.20.450 .
(c) Write-in votes that do not meet the requirements of this section will not be individually counted under this section.
(d) If the director determines that the requirements of this section have been met, the director will establish the place and date for counting those write-in votes.
History: Eff. 8/13/2000, Register 155
Authority: AS 15.15.010
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