June 27, 2022 •
St. Louis Announces Special Primary Election for Aldermanic President
The St. Louis city election board announced that a special primary election for Aldermanic President is scheduled for September 13.
The notice was issued following a legal opinion from City Counselor Sheena Hamilton because of legal ambiguity in the city charter and ordinances on how to proceed, noting a special primary election is required to enable anyone who wants to run for the position to do so as a “nonpartisan” candidate.
On September 13, voters will be able to vote for as many candidates as they want for Aldermanic President, with the two candidates receiving the most votes advancing to the November 8 Special General Municipal Election.
Whoever wins in November would serve until what would have been the end of Lewis Reed’s term, next April.
A separate election will be held then for the office’s next four-year term, preceded by a March primary.
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