Today I voted by filling in little circles next to the candidates of my choice, then sliding the ballot into a machine that reads and tallies the little circles.
I remember voting in the '80s by pressing levers, which were counted and tallied.
How does any form, other then writing on a piece of paper, handle write in candidates? Is it shuffled into an “other” pile, which has to be hand tallied? Is it pretty much ignored, on the assumption that a write in isn’t going to win?