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.
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.
Republican Daniel F. O’Sullivan, Jr., a Wash. U. MBA, will challenge incumbent Stacey Newman.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Amendment No. 3 asks voters to consider a statewide prohibition on a real estate transfer tax, levied on property that is sold or inherited. Such a tax can hypothetically be imposed on either the buyer or the seller.
Two former secretaries of state from two political dynasties are vying to fill the seat vacated by retiring Republican senator Kit Bond, who has held the seat since 1987
Stay up to date with everything happening at Washington University and beyond.Subscribe