(The following was originally published in the Chicago Sun-Times.)
Two Illinois Green Party candidates who were on a statewide slate that was knocked off the ballot last month will run as write-in candidates this November.
Scott K. Summers will run for governor as a write-in, and Sheldon Schafer will run for secretary of state.
For candidates who don’t make the ballot, it’s not possible to REGISTER to run as a write-in statewide. Instead, candidates must file notarized statements with each of 102 counties as well as eight local election boards. On Tuesday, Summers said he and Schafer are filing to run in about 25 counties that either are among the most populous in the state or that, like Downstate Jackson County, have significant Green Party support.