Unfortunately, a call to the Baltimore City Board of Elections quickly threw cold water on that idea. I was told that if I were to write in Ken Ulman and Boyd Rutherford for governor and lieutenant governor, my vote would not be counted and would not appear in any official tally. It would simply be an invalid vote. According to the person at the board, write-in candidates have to be certified. They must file to run as write-in candidates, have a committee and a treasurer.