Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Count

old white male voterThat familiar December deadline has snuck-up again and, as always, sooner than anticipated. Operatives are sweeping through all the Lake County shops and malls, in desperate search of that one last perfect petition signature.

Haha, the quadrennial off-year election for townships and municipalities will be held in April of 2013. Those who hope to be on the ballot must submit nominating petitions by December 26. If you haven't yet, your petition must be in the hands of your township or village clerk before the December 26 deadline. Which means there better be someone working at your township or village hall who can accept your petition -- all on the day after Christmas. Good luck with that!

If you happen to be an operative short a sheet or two, your LakeCountyEye recommends renting Santa's naughty/nice list -- which will be adequate to pad any deficient petition packet. And as a bonus, Santa's list doubles as a goldmine of oppo research.

Do not delay, informed sources expect Kris Kringle will be visiting Lake County, and quite soon. And, as always, the Lake County County Clerk's Office will be expected to respond by mailing voter registration applications to:
  • Dasher
  • Dancer
  • Prancer
  • Vixen
  • Comet
  • Cupid
  • Donner
  • Blitzen
With the addition of Santa and Rudolph, these alone are enough names to fill up a entire petition sheet. Just sayin!

Where else but in Illinois would an operative be caught stuffing stockings one night -- and ballot boxes the next? Enjoy! In the meantime, look for your LakeCountyEye. Making a list. Checking it twice.

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