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RE: Registered Write Ins AVTS

If GEMS would allow entry of "registered" or certified write-ins, and these could be loaded onto the AVTS for specific races, in states that only count registered write-ins, when the voter hits the write-in button for a race, the AVTS could display the valid registered write-ins for that race, saving the voter from keying in the name.  
This smacks of historic baggage from paper voting however.  If the intent here is to save the voter effort, I can save them even more effort by just putting the reg writein name in the candidate list.  If we know the candidate's name at the point of download, then for every intent this is not a writein, its just a candidate. 
What is the cut-off for registering your name as a writein in California and Washington, and what is the candidate filing cut-off?