ElectionBuddy automatically combines write-ins and nominees when the names are identical. If the names are not identical, but refer to the same person, administrators can combine the names manually.
If you combine your write-ins or nominees before you export results, the report will reflect the adjusted tally.
In the example below, a write-in vote has been cast for John Smith and Dr. John Smith. Both entries refer to the same person. Combine the entries by clicking and dragging one entry over the other.
ElectionBuddy automatically re-tallies the results after names are combined.
If you accidentally combine the wrong names, click on the link symbol next to the combined candidate name, and the entries will be separated.