On election day at the Crystal Lake Park District Main Beach House, two ballots apparently stuck together when they were handed to a voter in Algonquin Township Precinct 7.
Only one was initialed by a judge.
When the voter discovered she or he had two ballots, did he/she return the second ballot to the judges?
He/she filled out both ballots and into the counting machine they went.
I wasn’t alert enough to look at the uninitialed ballot to see whether it was for the Republican or Democratic Party and see what gubernatorial candidate for whom the person has voted probably twice.
The election judges in my precinct were right on top of the problem, so my guess is that one vote will be subtracted from a whole list of candidates before or during the official canvass of votes.
It reminds me of that great line from George Washington Plunkitt of New York’s Tammany Hall
“I Seen My Opportunities and I Took ’Em.”
The title of his book?
“Plunkitt of Tammany Hall: A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics, Delivered by Ex-Senator George Washington Plunkitt, the Tammany Philosopher, from his Rostrum—the New York County Courthouse Bootblack Stand “