Also, write in Sheldon Schafer for IL Secretary of State!
And if you live in the 5th Congressional District, you can vote for Nancy Wade, Green Party candidate for Congress!
Although the Illinois Green Party fielded a statewide slate, along with four candidates for the General Assembly, none of the candidates made it onto the November ballot. (But we tried! In addition to turning in nearly 30,000 petition signatures for the statewide races, almost 5,000 more than the required minimum number of signatures, the Illinois Green Party filed three lawsuits!)
Good news: you have two additional statewide candidates!
Now, you can vote your conscience. You can vote your principles. You can make a statement. You can vote for Green Party candidates in statewide races.
You can write in Scott Summers for Governor, and Sheldon Schafer for Secretary of State
Scott Summers – Green Party Write-in Candidate for Governor
Incredibly, a statewide write-in candidate cannot file a single statement of intent with the Illinois State Board of Elections. In order to completely cover all of Illinois, she or he must file notarized statements in each of 110 jurisdictions!
As a matter of expediency, Scott and Sheldon have covered a majority of the population by filing with 27 election authorities:
COUNTIES: Boone, Champaign, Cook, Jackson, Jefferson, Kane, Knox, Lake, Madison, McHenry, McLean, Peoria, St. Clair, Sangamon, Tazewell, Union, Will, Williamson, Winnebago.
ELECTORAL BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS: Aurora, Bloomington, Chicago, DuPage County, East St. Louis, Galesburg, Peoria, Rockford.
Spread the word! Use social media to tell family and friends about writing in Scott and Sheldon.
Follow Scott on his website: www.SummersForGovernor.org
Or on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SummersForGovernor
Or on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/ScottKSummers
Follow Sheldon on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/peoriagreens
More good news! Five Greens WILL be on the ballot!
– Paula Bradshaw, U.S. Congress, 12th District
(far southern and southwestern Illinois)
Nancy Wade – Green Party Candidate for Congress (IL-5)
– Nancy Wade, U.S. Congress, 5th District (in DuPage County!)
(north side of Chicago; suburbs of Bensenville, Elmhurst, Elmwood Park, Franklin Park, Hinsdale, LaGrange Park, Norridge, Northlake, Oakbrook, River Grove, Schiller Park)
– Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (Chicago and most Cook County suburbs)
Also — you can write in Gary Shepard, Catherine Talbott, and Tabitha Tripp for southern districts of the Illinois House!
Gary Shepherd, 115th House
401 S. Dixon Carbondale, IL 62901
Catherine Talbott, 117th House
Tabitha Tripp, 118th House