Here are all the candidates you can write in and still have your vote counted in Minnesota

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There are 44 other tickets to write in for president and still have your vote counted in Minnesota. Unfortunately, Mickey Mouse isn't a registered write-in candidate for president in Minnesota, so any votes cast for him wouldn't be tallied.

If you’d planned on winning Minnesota’s electoral votes as a write-in presidential candidate, but hadn’t registered yet, your ship has sailed.

All write-in candidates for federal, state, judicial and county offices who want their votes counted had to register by Nov. 1.

That said, it’s not too late to vote for a write-in candidate.

For those not feeling the two major party candidates, or the many minor party candidates whose names will appear on the ballot in the race for the U.S. presidency Tuesday, there are 44 other tickets to write in and still have your vote counted.

Some of the names might sound familiar: Amy Klobuchar, Condoleezza Rice and Jesse Ventura are all listed as VP contenders on write-in tickets. There is no fee to file a request to be a write-in candidate. Write-in candidates for president must file the registration form, and there is no legal requirement that vice presidential write-in candidates consent to having their name on the ticket.

Having trouble choosing among the 44 candidates registered as presidential write-ins? Let MinnPost help you! The tool below randomly selects a presidential write-in ticket from the list of options. Don’t like the sound of the name below? Hit the button to get another!

Random write-in presidential candidate selector
Dennis Andrew Ball and Richard Sanders
Henry Bartlett and Condoleeza Rice
Robert L. Buchanan and Jason A. Washington
Richard Duncan and Ricky Johnson
Cherunda Fox and Roger Kushner
Eric Gerhard and Ken Virnig
Joseph Glentz and Mike Hennessy
Ben Hartnell and Dave Marshall
Tom Hoefling and Steve Schulin
Alec Holbeck and John Hulet
James Hrenak Jr. and Lauren Rasmussen
Alan Jacquemotte and Ronalee Evelyn Mueller
Lynn Kahn and Kathy Monahan
Chris Keniston and Deacon Taylor
Roger Koplitz and John Kerry
Laurence Kotlikoff and Edward Leamer
Gloria La Riva and Eugene Puryear
Johnson Immanuel Li and Aida Yuquimpo Li
Darin Lynch and Jaci Dukowitz
Joseph Maldonado and Douglas Terranova
Srinivasa K. Mallapadi and Sripriya Mallapadi
Michael Andrew Maturen and Juan Antonio Munoz
Stephen J. McCarthy and Joyce Meyer
Daniel Muffoletto and Jesse Ventura
Michael S. Olkowski and Daniel E. Olkowski
Aaron Idean Orwick and Brad Alan Fredrickson
Micah Payeur and Joshua Payeur
Ricky J. Regenold and James Kolden
Clifton Roberts and Breeze Harper
Matthew Roberts and Charles Clauss
Platt Robertson and Scott Falls
Marshall Schoenke and James Mitchell Jr.
Joe Schriner and Joe Moreaux
Derrick Schumacher and Ross Wendling
Arthur E. Sidner and Sandra Arcement
Michael L. “Mike” Smith and Daniel White
Keith Richard Snell and Russell LeBeau
Emidio Soltysik and Angela Walker
J.J. Vogel-Walcutt and Chris Walcutt
Kirk Wettschreck and Lori Motzko
Jeffrey Ryan Wharton Sr. and Amy Klobuchar
Jerome S. White (Jerry White) and Niles Niemuth
Demetra Jefferson Wysinger and Cedric D. Jefferson
Charles R. Zerilli and Ajamu Baraka
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit MinnPost does not endorse candidates for political office — nothing on this page should be considered an encouragement to vote for any candidate, real or imagined.

There are also registered write-in options for several Congressional seats, legislative seats, judgeships and county seats.

On election night, write-in votes are counted a bit differently than votes for candidates whose names are on the ballot. The number of votes for all write-in candidates — whether registered in advance or not — in a given race are reported as one number: total write-ins. After election night, only write-in candidates who registered with the Secretary of State get individual vote totals tallied.

The exception to that rule is counts for write-in candidates for city and school offices, who do not need to be registered to have their votes tallied in Minnesota.

Here’s a list of all the Minnesota federal, state, judicial and county office candidates whose names aren’t on the ballot you can vote for and still have your vote count:

President and Vice President
  • Dennis Andrew Ball and Richard Sanders
  • Henry Bartlett and Condoleeza Rice
  • Robert L. Buchanan and Jason A. Washington
  • Richard Duncan and Ricky Johnson
  • Cherunda Fox and Roger Kushner
  • Eric Gerhard and Ken Virnig
  • Joseph Glentz and Mike Hennessy
  • Ben Hartnell and Dave Marshall
  • Tom Hoefling and Steve Schulin
  • Alec Holbeck and John Hulet
  • James Hrenak Jr. and Lauren Rasmussen
  • Alan Jacquemotte and Ronalee Evelyn Mueller
  • Lynn Kahn and Kathy Monahan
  • Chris Keniston and Deacon Taylor
  • Roger Koplitz and John Kerry
  • Laurence Kotlikoff and Edward Leamer
  • Gloria La Riva and Eugene Puryear
  • Johnson Immanuel Li and Aida Yuquimpo Li
  • Darin Lynch and Jaci Dukowitz
  • Joseph Maldonado and Douglas Terranova
  • Srinivasa K. Mallapadi and Sripriya Mallapadi
  • Michael Andrew Maturen and Juan Antonio Munoz
  • Stephen J. McCarthy and Joyce Meyer
  • Daniel Muffoletto and Jesse Ventura
  • Michael S. Olkowski and Daniel E. Olkowski
  • Aaron Idean Orwick and Brad Alan Fredrickson
  • Micah Payeur and Joshua Payeur
  • Ricky J. Regenold and James Kolden
  • Clifton Roberts and Breeze Harper
  • Matthew Roberts and Charles Clauss
  • Platt Robertson and Scott Falls
  • Marshall Schoenke and James Mitchell Jr.
  • Joe Schriner and Joe Moreaux
  • Derrick Schumacher and Ross Wendling
  • Arthur E. Sidner and Sandra Arcement
  • Michael L. “Mike” Smith and Daniel White
  • Keith Richard Snell and Russell LeBeau
  • Emidio Soltysik and Angela Walker
  • J.J. Vogel-Walcutt and Chris Walcutt
  • Kirk Wettschreck and Lori Motzko
  • Jeffrey Ryan Wharton Sr. and Amy Klobuchar
  • Jerome S. White (Jerry White) and Niles Niemuth
  • Demetra Jefferson Wysinger and Cedric D. Jefferson
  • Charles R. Zerilli and Ajamu Baraka
Congress
  • Tim Sherno (District 3)
  • Nikolay Nikolayevich Bey (District 4)
  • Amber Garlan (District 4)
  • Gene Rechtzigel (District 4)
  • TImothy Ford Nelson (District 5)
  • Dennis S. Ferche (District 7)
State offices
  • David Arvidson (State Senator District 46)
  • Erwin “Erv” Rud (State Representative District 1B)
  • Steven Hakly (State Representative District 6A)
  • Charles Funk (State Representative District 12B)
  • Jon M. Koll (State Representative District 12B)
  • Patrick Munro (State Representative District 15A)
  • Gary Satnan (State Representative District 50A)
  • David Holsinger (State Representative District 57B)
  • Matt Thomas (State Representative District 67B)
Judicial offices
  • Brad Bearson (Associate Justice - Supreme Court)
  • Brad Bearson (Judge - Court of Appeals 17)
  • Brad Bearson (Judge - 4th District Court 7)
County offices
  • Brian J. Hagen (Wadena County Commissioner District 2)
  • Ryan Stenzel (Houston County Commissioner District 3)
  • Leslie Holte (Otter Tail County Commissioner District 3)
  • Ron Boyenga (Rock County Commissioner District 3)
  • Grant Carr (Winona County Commissioner District 4)
  • Ane Fitzgerald (McLeod County Commissioner District 4)
  • Dennis Zimbrick (Traverse County Soil and Water Supervisor District 1)
  • Jan Anderson (Kanabec County Soil and Water Supervisor District 2)
  • Brian Mueller (Winona County Soil and Water Supervisor District 3)
  • DeLon Clarksean (Yellow Medicine County Soil and Water Supervisor District 5)
  • Joyce R. Sawatzky (Kanabec County Soil and Water Supervisor District 5)

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