Every vote does count

To the editor:

One vote matters. The April 1 vote for alderperson in Clintonville’s Fourth District ended in a tie: 100 votes each for me and for my opponent. Turns out one more person voting would have made the difference.

Now the election is likely to be decided by drawing a name from a hat. My thanks and appreciation to the 100 voters who did turn out for me and to the other 100 who voted for my opponent, which was the highest total for any district.

However, over 900 people reside in District 4 and there are over 400 registered voters. But the final outcome may be decided by a 50/50 chance drawing. If just one more person had voted …

Mary-Beth Kuester,