In California, you must have 55 declared electors filed with the Secretary of State's office before you become an "official" write-in candidate for president. Unless a voter writes in an "official" write-in candidate for an office, his or her vote doesn't count.
Gail Lightfoot has been spearheading a drive to get the required number of electors, and I just got an email from her that Evelyn Mendez, Program Manager Candidates & Elections in the California Secretary of State's office, indicates we have 70 completed elector forms! Gail is working with her to finalize the 55 electors.
Ron Paul will be an official write-in candidate for the office of president in California! If you write in "Ron Paul," it WILL count!!!
Now I can actually vote for someone!
UPDATE (10/23/08 12:30 A.M. PDT):
Gail says the Secretary of State called her today to expedite finalizing the list. It should be on the web site TODAY sometime (Thursday)!