Tuesday: Vote Tishaura for Mayor #ONESTLOUIS

tj_logo_web7th Ward Independent Democrats
7th Ward Committeewoman Marie Ceselski
7th Ward Committeeman Marty Murray, Jr.
Endorse

For Mayor: Elect Tishaura Jones
For Comptroller: Re-Elect Darlene Green
For 7th Ward Alderman: No Endorsement
Yes on Proposition S

Polls Open 6 am to 7 pm
Polling Place Look-Up 

7th Ward Rides to Polls: 314-630-7599

Election Problems:
Call Board of Election Director at 314-622-4239
Call Board of Election at 314-622-4336
In 7th Ward Call Committeewoman Marie Ceselski at 314-630-7599

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5 pm Wednesday Deadline To Request Absentee Ballot By Mail

Vote-Quote5 pm Wednesday is your last day to request an Absentee Ballot By Mail for the March 7th Primary Election for Mayor, Comptroller, Odd Numbered Wards Aldermen, 16th Ward Alderman, and Proposition S.

Board of Election Absentee Ballot Information

Absentee Ballot Department at Board of Elections: (314) 622-3319 or (314) 622-3230

You May Also Vote Absentee In Person at Board of Elections
February 27 – March 3rd, Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm
March 4th, Saturday 9 am to 1 pm

This is a partisan primary. You will be asked what party’s ballot you want. You may choose from Democratic, Republican, Green, Libertarian. Your other option is Nonpartisan, meaning you will vote only on Proposition S.

Board of Election Sample Ballots

League of Women Voters Voter Guide with candidate/ballot issue information

St. Louis Public Radio mayoral candidate profiles 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch mayoral candidate profiles 

St. Louis American mayoral candidate survey

Proposition S Proponent Facebook/Website
Proposition S Opponent Facebook/Website (searched but did not find, let us know if you locate one)

Vote Yes On Prop S

vote-yes7th Ward Independent Democrats have voted to endorse passage of Prop S on the March 7th ballot. The organization’s endorsement brings with it the endorsement of 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman Marie Ceselski.

Prop S, S as in Short Term Loan, will provide funding for local regulation of payday loan and car title loan businesses via a fee on said businesses.

Prop S is important for consumer protection. It also compliments the financial literacy work of Treasurer Tishaura Jones and her mayoral campaign platform on Access to Responsible Banking and Credit.

prop-sProp S (Board Bill 70) is a ballot issue created by Alderwoman Cara Spencer (20th Ward). It asks St. Louis City voters to authorize a fee for the permitting of short term loan businesses. These funds would be used to pay for the local regulation of said businesses.

Prop S is the funding mechanism for its companion Board Bill 69 by Alderwoman Cara Spencer (20th Ward) to establish a Short-Term Loan Code for St. Louis City.

Board of Aldermen records show mayoral candidates Jeffrey Boyd (22nd Ward) and Lyda Krewson (28th Ward) were absent and did not vote on both bills.

Here are a few news stories on this issue as it was making its way through the legislative process at City Hall.

6/3/2016 St. Louis American: Alderman Cara Spencer proposes new regulations for payday lenders in STL 

6/24/2016 St. Louis Public Radio: Aldermen take aim at ‘payday loan’ establishments 

11/04/2016 St. Louis Public Radio: After months of delay, aldermen give initial approval to restrictions on payday lenders 

11/10/2016 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Lawmakers vote to crack down on payday lending, voters have final say 

— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

Interested In Running For 7th Ward Alderman?

City Hall3Next Monday, November 28th, filing begins for the March 7th St. Louis City Municipal Primary for the offices of Mayor, Comptroller, and Aldermen for odd numbered wards. Filing closes January 6th.

If you are interested in running for 7th Ward Alderman in the Democratic Primary, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman Marie Ceselski (630-7599) would like to have coffee or a beer with you to talk about your running and answer any questions you have about filing or running, including campaign finance reporting requirements.

Here is some basic information about filing for alderman that applies to all wards.

Where and When to File: Filing is done at the St. Louis City Board of Election Commissioners, 300 N. Tucker between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, November 28th to January 6th.

Qualifications for running for Alderman:

7th Ward Neighborhoods: All or part, sometimes a few blocks, of the following Neighborhoods- Benton Park, Compton Heights, Downtown & Downtown West, Fox Park, Kosciusko, Lafayette Square, LaSalle Park, McKinley Heights, Near North Riverfront, Peabody Darst Webbe, Soulard, Tower Grove East.

7th Ward Map

– Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman