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Sunday Poll: Should We Reconsider Reducing The Board of Aldermen?

November 27, 2016 Board of Aldermen, Featured, Sunday Poll No Comments
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In November 2012 more than 130,000 city residents voted on Proposition R — the measure to reducer the size of the Board of Aldermen.

Turnout for that election was 74%, but nearly 14,000 voters skipped Prop R. Turnout for the proposition was 66.9%. The following explains 2012’s Prop R:

The 14 wards called for by Proposition R would be drawn after the 2020 census. The first election in the new wards would take place in 2023. Odd-numbered wards would start with two-year terms, while the Board president and even-numbered wards would run for a full four-year term from the beginning. (St. Louis Public Radio)

Over eighty-thousand (61.5%) approved the proposition. Though it is still years away, some are wanting voters to reconsider the decision. Perhaps holding a new vote in four years.

This is the basis for the today’s poll:

The poll is open until 8pm.

— Steve Patterson

 

 

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