.07 Write-In Votes.

A. In General.

(1) The report of votes cast from the certified voting system shall indicate the number of marks in write-in positions for each contest.

(2) The local board shall manually tally and record all votes cast for write-in candidates.

B. Requisites for Validity. A write-in vote is not valid and may not be counted unless the write-in vote meets the requirements of COMAR

C. Reporting. The reporting of write-in votes as part of the official returns shall be as the State Board requires.