Monday, December 15, 2014

Electoral Commission

The Carbondale Electoral Commission returns from recess this afternoon at 3 p.m. (hope they got in a good game of kickball) to deliver its verdict on the complaint challenging whether mayoral candidate Mike Henry meets the residency requirement for the office. The  challengers argue that, since Henry did not change his voter registration or driver's license until late into 2014, he maintained official residency at his Carterville house.

Henry maintains he demonstrated Carbondale residency by having his mail forwarded to his home, paying utilities at the home and, well, living there for the past year. Most people I have spoken with think the Commission will rule in favor of Henry but I expect the courtroom to be packed. Hopefully, the Commission won't take 2+ hours to deliver their decision.

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