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         December 29, 2010        

Rob Sherman wins the lottery!

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A lottery was held at last week's Buffalo Grove Village Board meeting to see who would get the top spot on the ballot in next year's Village Clerk election, and I won!

Two ping-pong balls, one with the Number 1 and one with the Number 2 on it, were placed in a small bucket.  I turned my back, reached behind me into the bucket and pulled out the ball with Number 1 on it.  I won!  I won!

This is important because there are some people who, when voting, look at the top name on the ballot and, if they like that name, vote for that person.  They never even get to the point of looking at the second name.

This is good for me.  It increases the chances that I'll win on April 5th.

Be sure to vote.  Early Voting begins in a little more than two months, on March 14th. 

Early Voting means that you never, again, will have to vote in a church, if that's where your Election Day precinct polling place is located.  Mine is in a church, but since I now always vote early, I get to vote at Wheeling Township Hall, a very nice secular facility.

There's nothing wrong with a precinct polling place being located in a church.  It's a building that is located within the community, so deal with it.  We all thank them for making their facility available to the residents of the neighborhood for this important civic event.

It's just that I'd rather not go inside a church if I don't have to.  With Early Voting, I don't have to go inside a church, any more, to vote.

Previous Rob Sherman News stories about this subject matter:

Tuesday, December 28:  New Rob Sherman for Village Clerk web site launches  

Monday, Dec. 13:  Buffalo Grove Police refuse to arrest Sherman after "Protester" complaint at BG Post Office

Sunday, November 7:  Yet another scandal by Buffalo Grove Village Clerk

Thursday, Nov. 4:  Public Access Counselor finds BG Clerk failed to provide sufficient detail in meeting Minutes

Monday, November 1:  Complaint filed with Attorney General against Buffalo Grove Village Clerk

Monday, October 18:  Illinois Public Access Counselor condemns Minutes of gov't meetings that lack specificity

Thursday, October 14:  Village Clerk says losing keys to Village Hall is no big deal

Tuesday, October 12:  Sherman declares candidacy for Buffalo Grove Village Clerk

Monday, October 11:  Sherman renews call for Buffalo Grove Village Clerk to resign

Wednesday, October 6:  Term Limits of 32 years proposed for Buffalo Grove elected officials

Tues, 10/5: New scandal regarding Buffalo Grove "Minutes": Was it Finance Committee or Comm of the Whole?

Monday, October 4:  Buffalo Grove Village Clerk doesn't get it in dispute over meeting Minutes

Sunday, October 3:  Buffalo Grove Trustee backs Sherman in dispute over meeting Minutes

Saturday, October 2:  Illinois Open Meetings Act backs Sherman in dispute over Buffalo Grove meeting Minutes

Friday, October 1:  Sherman to challenge Minutes of Buffalo Grove Committee of the Whole meeting

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