I didn’t notice until after I had posted the story on the Nunda Township Republican Party mailing that it listed only three County Board candidates–Joe Gottemoller, Michael Walkup and Mary McClellan.
Now GOP incumbent Nick Provenzano has shared a letter he is sending to Nunda Township residents. It urges residents to apply for an absentee ballot.
In an email accompanying his letter, Provenzano explains,
“To ensure a strong Republican voter turnout in the 3rd District, Nick Provenzano, candidate for re-election to the McHenry County Board launched a “Vote by Mail” campaign today.
“An application for a ‘Vote by Mail’ ballot (historically called an absentee ballot) was mailed to over 5,000 Republican households in the 3rd District of McHenry County.
“The new ‘Vote by Mail’ law allow voters to cast ballots by mail for any reason.
“This program is designed to lift votes for all Republican candidates in the district by offsetting voter apathy in the historically ‘Blue State’ of Illinois.
“In much of the 3rd District the only strongly contested races are Romney and County Board.
“A few precincts in the Southeast of the District will have the hotly contested race with David McSweeney running for State Representative.
“The additional Republican voter turnout should also boost votes against the County Executive ballot initiative.
“The program was supported by a robo call alerting voters to watch their mailboxes for the ballot application.”