Update: 78th District Election

rasheensignOctober 2nd, 9th Ward GOP Committeeman Mark Comfort opened a candidate account with Missouri Ethics Committee to run as a Write-In Candidate for 78th District State Representative Special Election on November 5th.

St. Louis City Democratic Committeepeople with precincts in the 78th District met, voted, and nominated 78th District Chair, 5th Ward Committeeman Rasheen Aldridge for the post.

No other political party committee nominated a candidate.

No one collected the 200 petition signatures necessary to run as an Independent.

As of Monday, October 14th, Comfort had not filed paperwork with Missouri Secretary of State to be a Write-In Candidate. He has a Friday, October 25th Deadline. Even if he files with SOS, he will not be on the ballot. Only Rasheen Aldridge will be on the ballot.

Voter Registration has ended for this election.

Absentee Voting is underway. Special Saturday Absentee Voting Hours @ Election Board Downtown, 9 am to 1 pm Saturday, November 2nd.

Elect Rasheen Aldridge 78th District State Representative

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78th District Absentee Voting Begins Tuesday

AbsenteeRasheenAbsentee Voting begins Tuesday, September 24th for the November 5th Special Election to fill the vacancy caused by resignation of 78th District State Rep. Bruce Franks, Jr.  In all, there are six Missouri House seats across the state with Special Elections that day.

Absentee Ballot Information including Printable Application

You can vote Absentee 8 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday at the Board of Elections, 300 North Tucker.

Special Saturday Absentee Voting Hours 9 am to 1 pm Saturday, November 2nd.

October 9th is Voter Registration Deadline for this Election.

Check your Voter Registration here

You may Register to Vote in person on Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm at St. Louis City Board of Election.  More information.

You may Register to Vote at any St. Louis Public Library, but please call ahead to ensure a Voter Registration Registrar will be available when you plan to visit.

You may Register to Vote at any Missouri Department of Revenue Fee Office, including the DMV Office in Room 111 at City Hall run by the Collector of Revenue Gregg Daly.

You may Print a Voter Registration Application, complete it, and mail it in.

At the August 22nd Deadline to file for the Special Election for 78th District, the only candidate to file was 5th Ward Democratic Committeeman Rasheen Aldridge, meaning he is unopposed for the position.

Aldridge defeated 7th Ward Committeeman Marty Murray Jr. for the nomination. Last year, Aldridge defeated Murray in his re-election bid for chairmanship of the 78th District Democratic Party Committee.

The Republican, Green, Libertarian, and Constitution Parties could have submitted a nominee but did not. No one submitted petition signatures to get on the ballot as an Independent candidate. Less than 200 signatures were needed.

In the 7th Ward, Voters in Precincts 4, 5, and 6 (voting at Central Library in Downtown, St. Vincent’s Hall in LaSalle Park, and Metropolitan Community Church in Soulard) are in 78th District. Voters in 7th Ward, Precincts 1, 2, 3 (voting at Sigel School in McKinley Heights) are in 79th District represented by State Rep. LaKeySha Bosley.

Congratulations, Rasheen Aldridge, Our Next 78th District State Rep.

RasheenPhotoThe August 22nd Deadline to file for the Special Election for 78th District Missouri House has come and gone. The only candidate to file was 5th Ward Democratic Committeeman Rasheen Aldridge, meaning he is unopposed for the position.

Aldridge defeated 7th Ward Committeeman Marty Murray Jr. for the nomination. Last year, Aldridge defeated Murray in his re-election bid for chairmanship of the 78th District Democratic Party Committee.

The Republican, Green, Libertarian, and Constitution Parties could have submitted a nominee but did not. No one submitted petition signatures to get on the ballot as an Independent candidate. Less than 200 signatures were needed.

The November 5th Special Election was made necessary by the resignation of State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. In all, there are six Missouri House seats across the state with Special Elections on November 5th.

In the 7th Ward, Voters in Precincts 4, 5, and 6 (voting at Central Library in Downtown, St. Vincent’s Hall in LaSalle Park, and Metropolitan Community Church in Soulard) are in 78th District. Voters in 7th Ward, Precincts 1, 2, 3 (voting at Sigel School in McKinley Heights) are in 79th District represented by State Rep. LaKeySha Bosley.

Tuesday, August 27th is the Deadline for ballot certification.

September 24th Absentee Voting begins.

October 9th is the Deadline for Voter Registration.

Elect Rasheen Aldridge, Democrat, 78th District State Representative.

Congratulations, Rasheen Aldridge, On Your 78th District Nomination!

RasheenPhotoDemocratic Party Committeepeople in the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 20th, and 25th Wards have nominated 5th Ward Committeeman Rasheen Aldridge for the November 5th Special Election to fill the vacancy caused by resignation of State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr.

In the 7th Ward, Voters in Precincts 4, 5, and 6 (voting at Central Library in Downtown, St. Vincent’s Hall in LaSalle Park, and Metropolitan Community Church in Soulard) are in 78th District and Voters in Precincts 1, 2, 3 (voting at Sigel School in McKinley Heights) are in 79th District.

Republican, Green, Libertarian, and Constitution Parties have until August 22nd to nominate their candidates.

In all, there are six Missouri House seats across the state with Special Elections on November 5th.

August 27th is the Deadline for ballot certification.

September 24th Absentee Voting begins.

October 9th is the Deadline for Voter Registration.

Democratic Party Committeepeople representing one of more precincts within the 78th District met Thursday night at Nadine’s/The Joint to nominate Aldridge. Weighted voting was used. See previous post on that.

Aldridge defeated 7th Ward Committeeman Marty Murray Jr. for the nomination. Last year, Aldridge defeated Murray in his re-election bid for chairmanship of the 78th District Democratic Party Committee.

Elect Rasheen Aldridge, Democrat, 78th District State Representative.

Thursday 78th District Dems Nominating Meeting

democratic_party_logo6 pm Thursday, August 15, 2019
78th District Democratic Party Committee
Special Election Nominating Meeting
Patio at Nadine’s/The Joint @ 12th & Allen
1931 S 12th @ Allen
Open to the Public

♿️Accessibility: Patio accessible,  but no accessible restroom

Public Transit: #8 Bates-Morganford & #20 South Broadway stop at S 12th & Russell/Allen; Gravois-Lindell stops at Gravois & Russell

Applicable State Democratic Party By-Laws
Applicable Missouri Revised Statutes

Thursday, Democratic Party Ward Committeemen and Ward Committeewomen representing one or more precincts within the 78th Missouri House District will nominate a candidate for a November 5th Special Election to fill the vacancy caused by resignation of State Rep. Bruce Franks, Jr.

According to Governor Mike Parson’s call for the Special Election, political parties have until August 22nd to nominate their candidates.

Democratic Party Committeepeople will nominate using weighted voting. The candidates to date are 5th Ward Committeeman Rasheen Aldridge and 7th Ward Committeeman Marty Murray, Jr.

7th Ward Committeewoman Marie Ceselski has endorsed Rasheen Aldridge. Aldridge has held joint 5th & 7th Wards events in Downtown with Ceselski and 7th Ward Independent Democrats. Last year, Aldridge defeated Murray for chairmanship of the 78th District Committee.

Weighted voting is based on precinct turnout for the Democratic Party nominee for Governor in 2016- Chris Koster. Each ward’s precinct count is combined to produce a total. Every 100 votes equals a vote for a 78th District nominee. A ward with less than 100 votes for Koster still gets 1 vote to cast for nominee.

The weighted voting tallies are a follows:

2nd Ward, 6th Precinct: 3
Total 3 = 1 Vote Each Committeeperson

3rd Ward, 1st Precinct: 206
3rd Ward, 9th Precinct: 235
Total 441 = 4.41 Votes Each Committeeperson

5th Ward, 2nd Precinct: 310
5th Ward, 3rd Precinct: 500
5th Ward, 4th Precinct: 307
5th Ward, 5th Precinct: 422
5th Ward, 6th Precinct: 625
5th Ward, 8th Precinct: 252
Total 2416 = 24.16 Votes Each Committeeperson

6th Ward, 8th Precinct: 559
6th Ward, 9th Precinct: 77
Total 636 = 6.36 Votes Each Committeeperson

7th Ward, 4th Precinct: 1086
7th Ward, 5th Precinct: 959
7th Ward, 6th Precinct: 1101
Total 3146 = 31.46 Votes Each Committeeperson

8th Ward, 6th Precinct: 28
Total 28 = 1 Vote Each Committeeperson

9th Ward, 1st Precinct: 569
9th Ward, 3rd Precinct: 521
9th Ward, 4th Precinct: 382
9th Ward, 5th Precinct: 456
9th Ward, 6th Precinct: 481
Total 2409 = 24.09 Votes Each Committeeperson

20th Ward, 1st Precinct: 544
20th Ward, 3rd Precinct: 656
20th Ward, 5th Precinct: 622
20th Ward, 6th Precinct: 105
Total 1927 = 19.27 Votes Each Committeeperson

25th Ward, 6th Precinct: 3
Total 3 = 1 Vote Each Committeeperson

Sunday Toy Drive & Voter Registration

christmas-toy-drive9:30-Noon Sunday, December 16, 2018
Nadine’s, 1931 S 12th in Soulard

Sponsored by 7th Ward Committeewoman Marie Ceselski & 7th Ward Independent Democrats

Toys will go to the 78th District Christmas Giveaway event on Wednesday sponsored by 78th District State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr and 78th District Committee Chair Rasheen Aldridge. More info.

Voter Registration Applications Available.

Prop V Public Vote on Airport Privation also available for signature.