In Arizona elections, voters should be aware that writing in unregistered candidates on ballots will result in an uncounted vote. Write-in candidates must register 40 days before Election Day in order for votes for them to count in an election.

Election law attorney, Joseph Kanefield says, "That means that any time anyone casts a write-in vote, whether it's a serious vote like for a neighbor they think would be a good candidate or a throw-away vote for a cartoon character, it's essentially like they aren't voting at all."

Voters can find out which candidates are registered by checking the Maricopa County Recorder Office's website.

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