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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Rector election settled by One-eyed Jack

  • Clarence Jones of Rector Township in the upper northeast corner of Saline County holds the card that won him his seat as Rector Township Supervisor Monday in a tie-breaker contest with opponent John Suits.
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  • Clarence Jones of Rector Township in the upper northeast corner of Saline County holds the card that won him his seat as Rector Township Supervisor Monday in a tie-breaker contest with opponent John Suits.
    Both candidates secured 23 votes in the April 9 election. Kim Buchanan, county clerk, had the two candidates draw playing cards from a brand new deck and Jones drew the high card, a One-eyed Jack.
    Out of 44 registered voters in Rector Township, 23 voted. Countywide 26.63 percent of 16,500 registered voters turned out, according to election records.

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