3 write-in candidates enter presidential race

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Three candidates have filed paperwork in Kentucky making them eligible to receive write-in votes in this fall's presidential race.

Richard Duncan of Ohio, Louis Todd House of Kentucky and Barbara Ann Prokopich of Washington are now eligible to have any votes cast for them counted in Kentucky.

Their names actually don't appear on the ballots.

Kentucky ballots have spaces for write-in candidates. But only people who have filed with the secretary of state's office and paid a $50 fee are eligible to have the write-in votes counted.

Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will be added to the Kentucky ballot after the national conventions. Some third-party candidates also are looking to be added to the ballot.


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