DETROIT - The Wayne County Board of Canvassers will decide which votes will go to which write-in candidate in Tuesday's Detroit mayoral primary.
Ex-medical center chief Mike Duggan is a write-in after being knocked off the ballot because he hadn't been a registered voter long enough before filing. Another candidate Mike Dugeon has since turned in paperwork for a write-in campaign.
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State Elections Director Chris Thomas says canvassers will check spellings of write-ins to determine which show "no doubt to a voter's intent."
Canvassers then will count Detroit's write-in votes. Election results are official after the board certifies them.
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Thomas told reporters Wednesday that the number of votes counted for candidates printed on ballots could determine whether a write-in "is in the ballpark" to advance to the November general election.
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