Sussex County Sheriff, Jeff Christopher has stated on this morning’s Dan Gaffney radio show (105.9) that he intends to pursue the option of running as a write in candidate. Delaware election law requires that a write in candidate declare to election officials by September 30th that he/she is a candidate, in order for the votes to count towards his/her election. The prior law required no such notification. The write in law was changed so that poll workers and election officials would not have to count, record, and report the names of obviously fictional candidates such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Che Guevara, and Zippy the Pinhead, to name a few. Election officials have stated that the extra work involved in dealing with fictional write in votes cost taxpayers $50.00 per name. Mr. Christopher lost his run in the Republican primary for Sussex County Sheriff to Robert T. Lee by 21 votes. The November General Election is on November 4th.