Jean Howard-Hill said she has been given approval by the state of Tennessee Election Commission to have write-in votes cast for her counted in all 11 counties within the Third Congressional District.
She is a candidate for the Third District U.S. House.
The counties include Anderson, parts of Bradley, Campell, Hamilton, McMinn, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Polk, Scott and Union.
She said she has decided to retain her Republican affiliation during the write-in campaign.
Early voting begins Oct. 17 and the election is Nov. 6.