Write-in follies in Vermont

September 9, 2008 4:38:00 AM PDT
Voters in Vermont go to the polls today for a primary.

But elections officials hope they don't see any votes for Mickey Mouse, Madonna or Bart Simpson.

Manchester Town Clerk Linda Spence says some voters might think the joke write-ins are funny.

But she says it wastes the taxpayers' money.

Officials say the write-in ballots have to be counted by hand, which can be an expensive and time-consuming process.