I'm working on a post about the 2021 mayoral election but it's harder than I thought it would be. It took the whole day yesterday just to put Frankenstrat stripes at the top of the blog, but I must do things in the right order, of course.
Next, a little warm up post.
It appears the city charter requires a candidate for school commissioner to win at least 40% of "all votes cast" to avoid a run-off....
"5 Election to be by ballot; method of election; runoff elections.Share
The election of the mayor, all city councilors and school commissioners shall be by ballot, and the person or persons receiving a plurality of all votes cast for any office aforesaid shall, except as hereinafter provided, be declared elected thereto. However, if no person receives at least 40 percent of all votes cast for any office aforesaid, no one shall be declared elected and a runoff election shall be held" [Emphasis added.]
Yet in 2010 I was declared the winner of the Ward 7 election for school commissioner with only 36% of the total votes cast. That's weird. I don't know if this got overlooked or what.
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