Democracy in Morton (and many other places, I would imagine)

About a year-and-a-third ago, I moved to Morton – a village of about 16,000 people, southeast of Peoria.

The other day I got a flyer from Morton Township listing the candidates for the local elections in April.

Not one of the races is competitive.

There are exactly the same number of candidates as there are slots to fill.

I called the County Clerk, and apparently write-in candidates can run, but they have to register a couple of months before the election. So, no luck there.

Maybe this is why voter participation rates are so low.

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