Election Guide

Student Life voting guide to the spring 2024 Student Union election

Voting for the Student Union (SU) Spring 2024 Election begins at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on March 7. This election cycle, there are 23 candidates running for 10 Senate seats and 11 candidates running for 11 seats in the Treasury. There are also elections for all Executive Board […]

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A guide to the Fall 2023 Student Union Election

A guide to the Fall 2023 Student Union Election By Avi Holzman, Lily Taylor, Zach Trabitz, and Lewis Rand|Managing News Editor, Junior News Editors, and Staff Writer   Voting for the Student Union (SU) Fall 2023 Election will begin at 9:00PM on Tuesday, Nov. 14 and will close at 9:00PM on Nov. 16.    There […]

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New MO voting law means no more student IDs at the polls this year

Missouri’s new voting identification law went into full effect on Sept. 4, sparking controversy about the constitutionality of its requirements. Missourians who wish to vote in the upcoming election cycle this November must provide a government-issued photo ID, which includes a Missouri driver’s license; a Missouri state ID; or a US passport.

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Election Guide 2012

House of Representatives, District 3

Democrat Russ Carnahan is running against Republican Ed Martin. Carnahan currently holds the seat and is running for re-election. Martin served as chief of staff to former Gov. Matt Blunt and as the chair of the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners.

State Representative

Republican Daniel F. O’Sullivan, Jr., a Wash. U. MBA, will challenge incumbent Stacey Newman.

Proposition A – Earnings tax initiative

If passed, this proposition—initiated and largely financed by retired investment banker and Tea Party supporter Rex Sinquefield—would set up elections in Kansas City and St. Louis every five years to see if those cities want to eliminate their respective transfer taxes.

Proposition B – Dog-breeding initiative

Shall Missouri law be amended to, require large-scale dog breeding operations to provide each dog under their care with sufficient food, clean water, housing and space; necessary veterinary care; regular exercise and adequate rest between breeding cycles prohibit any breeder from having more than 50 breeding dogs for the purpose of selling their puppies as pets; and create a misdemeanor crime of “puppy mill cruelty” for any violations?

Constitutional Amendment No. 1 – Elected assessor in St. Louis County

This ballot item asks voters to consider a constitutional amendment that would require St. Louis County voters to elect an assessor—an official who evaluates property for taxation—instead of appointing one.

Constitutional Amendment No. 2 – Disabled POW homestead property tax exemption

Amendment No. 2 asks voters to consider exempting former prisoners of war who have full service-related disabilities from paying property taxes on their homes.

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