Where I voted in the past they would print out a tally at each precinct. Those on the ballet would have the # of votes beside their name (assuming the machines where not rigged or tampered with)
Then the write-ins were printed out separatly, so if I would type in "Mickey Moose" on the write in on the machine, it would get printed out at the end of the night and posted on the window for anyone who cared to check it.
I started writing in liberty websites for uncontested races like coroner ect. For example if I typed in dailypaul.com or freedom-force.org these websites would be printed at the end of the sheet. I'm sure at least the poll workers were curious as to what that was all about and who knows they may have checked them out!