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Current East St. Louis Mayor hopes to win election by write-in

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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV.com) – During Tuesday's election in East St. Louis, voters will get to choose between two candidates and have an option to write-in a third.

Emeka Jackson-Hicks and Courtney Hoffman are the two names shown on the ballot and the city's current mayor, Alvin Parks Jr., has been campaigning to be the write-in candidate.

Parks started his write-in campaign after not receiving enough valid petition signatures to be on the official ballot.

Illinois offers earlier voting and officials say Parks was on those ballots. Officials say they will count the votes on those ballots unless they were for Parks.

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