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Story, Indiana—They may not have much in the way of government, no mayor, town counsel, or any kind of government (they only have 13 full-time residents, after all), but little Story, Indiana understands how government works.
So every year, they elect the Village Idiot on April 1, when the town’s population may triple to 40 people or more. It’s a tradition they’ve held since the Clinton Administration.
Interested voters can get a ballot from the bartender, and vote for one of the following candidates. And in the true Chicago voting tradition, voters are urged to vote early and vote often.