There are a lot of write-in candidacies in tomorrow’s election.
I counted twenty-eight, although I’d guess that a number are not running really active campaigns.
Some don’t need to do anything but vote for themselves, because they have no registered opposition (state law now requires that people wanted to have write-in votes counted register with the County Clerk way, way too early).
A complete list of write-in candidates may be found here.
The most active by far has been Paul Serwatka, who is running a write-in campaign for Lakewood Village Trustee.
Being a resident of Lakewood, it has been a relatively easy campaign to cover because I either receive or have given to me pretty much all of the campaign material, from all of the candidates, all of which but chats between neighbors have been posted here.
Serwatka has by far the best graphics of any write-in candidate, at least if signs are any indication.
If signs could elect a candidate, Crystal Lake mayoral candidate Sascha Chadwick would beat 16-year Mayor Aaron Shepley on April 7th.
But signs don’t vote his campaign did not make a mailing.
In Cary, the two write-in candidates for Village Board
- Kimberly A. Covelli
- Jim Cosler
generally have their signs next to each other.
There are three people on the ballot and three to be elected.
Prairie Grove Grade School District 46 has two write-in candidates with signs:
- James L. Kastner
- Barclay Butler
There are two people on the ballot in a contest that will select three school board members.