Combining Write-in Candidates/Nominations in Your Results
ElectionBuddy automatically stacks write-ins/nominees if the names provided for two or more write-ins/nominees match, but what if a voter makes a spelling error, or identifies a write-in/nominee with a name that otherwise does not exactly match another write-in/nominee for the same candidate?
Write-ins/nominees can be combined directly in ElectionBuddy to allow you to stack the votes if you know a write-in/nominee for a candidate matches one that is already present.
In the example below, a write-in has been cast for John Smith, and Dr. John Smith.
- These are the same people, so their votes can be combined simply by clicking and dragging on the double-arrow symbol next to Dr. John Smith's name:
- ElectionBuddy then dynamically re-tallies your results based on the names that were combined.
If you accidentally stack the write-in/nominee on the wrong candidate, clicking on the link symbol that appears next to the stacked candidate's name will un-stack them and revert the tally back to what it was prior to you stacking them.