It’s election day — a unique one locally, given the multi-candidate race to fill out the remainder of Bill Courtright’s term as Scranton mayor. In addition to the two parties’ nominees, there are five independent candidates, all of whom offer differing visions for how to lead the city forward and return some sense of honor to the mayor’s office (Courtright is awaiting sentencing on a federal corruption conviction). Meanwhile, a certain political gadfly has plastered nearly every main thoroughfare in town with signs urging folks to write his name in. The problem, of course, is that as a convicted felon, he cannot serve as mayor if elected (he claims otherwise, but I’m going with the judge on this one). This, in addition to his past homophobic and bigoted remarks, renders him unfit for the ink in the voters’ pen.