Two Write-ins in Grafton Township

The days are long gone when one can write-in a name and get elected with one vote.

As the Illinois General Assembly has made it more and more difficult to get on the ballot, one of the changes is that you can’t even get a vote as a write-in candidate unless you register ahead of time.

In Grafton Township, no one ran for Township Clerk and only three people ran for the four Township Trustee spots.

The McHenry County Clerk’s web site says that David Moore, Linda Moore’s husband, received 20 write-in votes for Township Trustee.

Kathryn Francis received 17 votes for the Republican nomination for Township Clerk.

I’ve been told that 14 signatures were needed to get on the ballot. The same number is required for one to win a write-in contest.

So, it appears there will be a full slate of Republicans to face off against an almost full slate on Independents.

It will be interesting to see the level of cooperation during the campaign.

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