Mickey Mouse For Mayor: Write-In Votes Around The World

Chicago Election 2019 (2)
Early-morning voting Tuesday at the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center at 4740 N. Western Ave. Manuel Martinez/WBEZ
Chicago Election 2019 (2)
Early-morning voting Tuesday at the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center at 4740 N. Western Ave. Manuel Martinez/WBEZ

Mickey Mouse For Mayor: Write-In Votes Around The World

When a voter heads to the polls on election day, she typically fills in the little bubble next to her chosen candidate’s name. Or perhaps she selects the name from options on a screen instead. But she has another option, of course; she can write in her own choice. WBEZ reporter Monica Eng recently reported on the candidates Chicagoans have written in during municipal elections, from Mickey Mouse to Al Capone. Now, Monica joins us on Worldview to discuss how people handle write-in votes in countries around the world.