“Sushi noodles” may not have had publicized plans for a potential presidency, but nonetheless, someone in Rye placed a write-in vote Tuesday naming the cuisine as their 2020 candidate.

When taking to the polls each year, for almost any election, a voter can write-in a “candidate” whose name does not appear on the ballot. For some, it’s a way to voice their disappointment in those actually on the ballot. For others, it’s a creative protest or revolt.

But for election officials, it’s annoying.

For example, in the high-stakes 2017 Alabama Senate election, votes for Mickey Mouse, football coach Nick Saban and “any other Republican” were among more than 22,000 write-ins statewide.

This year’s New Hampshire primary was no different. And while many write-in voters did legitimately name Democrat and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who was not on the ballot in the Granite State, others made some interesting choices.

For town and city clerks, and other election staff, the write-ins are not fun and games on election night, when stakes are high to quickly release results. Portsmouth City Clerk Kelli Barnaby said the extra time and effort spent reviewing and recording “funny” write-ins is certainly not funny.

“It delays our abilities in reporting results in a timely manner due to the need to record all the write-ins whether they are legitimate or not,” Barnaby said. “Perhaps if people understand the process better, they will stop and think before making a write-in that is, as you say, ‘funny.’”

In North Hampton Tuesday, one voter wrote-in infamous cult leader Charles Manson for the presidency. Another chose Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party nominee for president in 2016.

“We did have one vote for Charles Manson, which I thought was quite silly,” said North Hampton Town Clerk Susan Buchanan. “We usually do have the old Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.”

Perhaps even more interesting, “We have one person in town who literally writes his own name on every contest, and his name is 15 characters long, so we have to write that name as a write-in after every race, every time there’s an election,” Buchanan said. “We want to get home and go to bed, too. It’s not only aggravating for us, but why does he bother? It’s a waste of his vote.”

In Rye, in addition to “sushi noodles,” voters wrote in former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney.

In Portsmouth, deceased former president Calvin Coolidge and publishing executive Steve Forbes got votes.

The town of Stratham saw one write-in each for Jesus Christ, Ron Paul and Carly Fiorina.

Stratham Town Clerk Joyce Charbonneau said in a town with 7,500 residents, “there’s always a few” of the “ridiculous” write-ins, but it’s not an overwhelming number. Charbonneau noted Stratham saw 44 write-ins for Bloomberg Tuesday, a legitimate candidate though not officially on the ballot.

In Dover, Michelle Obama received one vote, while Vermin Supreme and “none of the above” also got votes.

In Kensington, former speaker of the House Paul Ryan and “Jacob Hamburger” received votes in the Republican primary. And in Newfields, “fictitious character” received two votes.