Since I became a voter, I've been in the habit of writing myself into uncontested offices, or positions that sounded like fun. Sheriff? Sure!
I encourage others to write me in to any seat that you think I would like.
This past winter I let the deadline for collecting signatures for nomination to one of my district's seats in Town Meeting lapse, and blew my chance for my first elected office.
Until election day.
There are 29 seats available in Precinct 2 in Town Meeting, and only about a dozen nominees.
You guessed it. I wrote myself in, bypassing all of the door knocking and ball-point mayhem, and I am now a card-carrying member of the Precinct 2 delegation to Fairhaven Town Meeting. For a 3 year term. With one vote.