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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s