HomeHaven USA, a small American town of just under 500 people, has very simple election protocols.
Anyone who wants to run for office simply has to file a petition of intention and pay a modest administrative fee.
One of its residents, John Smith, has done just that.
And that’s all he’s done.
After declaring his candidacy for mayor, and filing the required petition, he hasn’t been heard from again.
He has no staff, no campaign headquarters, no spokesperson, no platform, no proven experience in public office,
no party backing, and no endorsements. He has not made a single speech, attended any community meetings,
or held one fund-raiser. He has not spoken to the media, and has ignored all requests to be interviewed.
Now it’s Election Day, and Lloyd Branson is in HomeHaven for Up-To-Date Election Coverage.
Through an informal exit poll, Branson learns how HomeHaven’s citizens have voted, and why they’ve voted as they have.
As the race winds down and a winner is finally declared, Branson tries to answer two questions:
Who will be the next mayor HomeHaven?
What are these people thinking?
The Voice of the People:
VOTER 6 VOTER 7
JOHN SMITH: The Man with the Plan
NOTE: THE PLAY CAN BE PERFORMED BY 6 ACTORS
(3 MEN, 3 WOMEN, though it really doesn’t matter)
WITH LOTS OF HATS.