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St. Louis Board of Elections, the Good and the Not-So Good

December 4, 2006 Education, Politics/Policy 1 Comment

In the two recent elections the St. Louis Board of Elections has done an outstanding job of holding relatively smooth elections with speedy results.  Since this has not always been the case, they deserve some kudos.

But as one of many people curious about who has and has not filed for upcoming seats it is highly frustrating that the only way to know what is happening is to keep checking sites like the Post’s Political Fix, PubDef or ACC.   The sad part is, the old site for the election board did show who had filed!

“What is the big deal?”, you ask.  Well, to those that are perhaps considering running between now and the last day of filing (January 5th) this might be helpful.  After all, you’d think the election board would be in the business of making sure elections are open, not just the insiders.

And what about those two school board positions coming up in April?  Not a mention on their website.  Filing opens in a week on the 12th but their December calendar is completely blank.  The filing for the two school board seats close on the 16th of January, 2007.  Of course, if the state of Missouri takes over the schools this may be a moot point.  Do they know something we don’t?

The St. Louis Board of Election(s) can be found at stlelections.com.


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  1. Jim Zavist says:

    I agree, the two elections here ran smoothly (especially compared to the fiasco voters experienced last month in Denver). And while having an up-to-date website would be great for all the political wonks and junkies, in the greater scheme of things the city does, it doesn’t rank very high with 99%+ of the voters and/or taxpayers out there . . .


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