A dead man is running for village president in election in Illinois

After decades as the president of Spring Bay, Illinois, John McCarty passed away unexpectedly in February 2019, his family is campaigning hard to bring him a final victory in the April 2nd Election.

“I feel that it’s something to do for him,” says Angela Angle, 56, one of his four sisters promoting his candidacy.

Early this year, the village president election seemed straightforward: the incumbent with the People’s Party vs. the newcomer with the Citizen’s Party. But on Valentine’s Day, McCarty died unexpectedly.

However, the ballots already had been printed, featuring both names.