KISS Members Get Votes On Election Day

Brian Rathjen of the Iowa's Eldridge North Scott Press reports: Can anyone imagine four men dressed in demonic face paint making decisions affecting Scott County's 4-H and family programs?

One voter apparently did, and thus wrote the names of the legendary rock band KISS on their Election Day ballot.

Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley — demonic face paint and all — each received one write-in vote for the Scott County Agriculture Extension Council.

Of course, the rock quartet didn't come anywhere close to winning seats on the council. Suzy Ven Horst, Bonnie Beechum, Jane Weber and Michael Ryan won the four available seats.

But Criss, Frehley, Simmons and Stanley joined a plethora of residents, from Scott County and beyond, whose names found their way onto the ballots as write-in candidates. Read more.

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