The town of Coma announced today that the mayoral election has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, December 3. The announcements come on the heels of a recent gaffe in which the entire town forgot to vote.
“We take voting and elections very seriously in Coma,” Mayor and former standup comedian Dave Anderson said. “I had about five good minutes of material I was going to riff on at this point, but it’s probably too soon. But just know there will be a time in the very near future when I’m going to break out my Coma election jokes. They are going to be hilarious and a little wacky.”
Town officials are hopeful the second time is a charm and have even went as far as to pass an ordinance to distribute small American flag stickers to people who vote as additional incentive to participate in the process.
“Considering we have a ban on paper products, we might have to go with buttons instead of stickers,” Anderson said.
Based on the most recent polls, Anderson trailed his rival, paving magnate Russel Stonewall, by as much as 12 points. Anderson said he will take advantage of the extra time and has not lost hope on his bid for re-election.
“I feel like I’ve been given a second chance,” the mayor said. “I’m not going to waste it. I might even take a few minutes and vote myself.”