elections

12th Congressional District
2:09 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Illinois' 12th District Contenders Highlight Differences

State Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, appears on St. Louis on the Air on Thursday.
Rebecca Smith St. Louis Public Radio

While the leading candidates for one of the nation’s most competitive Congressional races agreed that the economy and jobs were the top issue facing the 12th Congressional District.

In back-to-back interviews Thursday on “St. Louis on the Air,” state Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, and U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart, D-Belleville, made their cases for the seat, which encompasses portions of the Metro East and southern Illinois, but clashed on whether climate change is real.

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St. Louis On The Air
2:18 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Stream, Pousosa Ask Republicans Not To Cross Over To Democratic Primary

Rick Stream and Tony Pousosa, Republican candidates for St. Louis County executive
Credit Parth Shah | St. Louis Public Radio

Republican Rick Stream says he’s aiming his first and only TV ad for St. Louis County executive at fellow Republicans, not his rivals, in an effort to discourage GOP voters from participating next Tuesday in the Democratic primary.

“We wanted Republicans to get the idea that we have a solid, viable candidate,’’ said Stream about his ad, which began airing Tuesday.

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Books And Votes
8:59 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Kander Promotes Early Literacy Campaign, Hopes For High Voter Turn-Out In August

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander reads to toddlers at Kirkwood Public Library on Thursday, July 10, 2014.
Credit Camille Phillips/St. Louis Public Radio

Story hour at Kirkwood Public Library had a guest reader on Thursday. Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander stopped by as part of a tour spotlighting the early literacy initiative "Racing to Read."

Earlier this year, public libraries throughout Missouri were invited to apply for a portion of the $300,000 in federal funds set aside by the Secretary of State’s office to help children enter Kindergarten ready to learn to read.

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Early Voting
8:54 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Early Voting Gets First-Round Approval In Missouri House

Credit File photo | Rachel Heidenry | St. Louis Beacon

The Missouri House has given first-round approval to two measures to establish early voting, also known as "advance voting."

The first, House Joint Resolution 90, would allow for early voting if voters pass a proposed constitutional amendment. The second is the implementing bill, HB 2271.  

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Municipal Elections
9:43 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Voters Prepare For Municipal Elections; School Board Races Are Key

April 8 is municipal election day.
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Tuesday is Election Day throughout the region, and voters will be asked to decide on local leaders, school board members and tax and bond issues.

While there are few high-profile races or issues on the ballot,  several school board races are expected to be particularly consequential.

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Election
10:38 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Sample Ballots And Polling Places For Illinois Primary

Credit File photo | Rachel Heidenry | St. Louis Beacon

The news focus on Tuesday's Illinois primary has largely been on statewide or congressional races. However, issues and local races are also important. For those in the area who are looking for a clean list of what they will find on their ballots, different counties have different options.

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Voter Photo ID
4:59 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Missouri House Passes Photo ID Requirement For Voting

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The Missouri House has passed two pieces of legislation that would usher in photo ID requirements for voters.

First, the House passed HJR 47, a proposed constitutional amendment to allow for photo ID requirements at the polls. This proposed amendment would also need voter approval.

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Interim Committees
5:53 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Mo. Lawmakers Form Interim Committees To Work On Issues For 2014

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Lawmakers in Missouri will continue working on several issues this summer and fall in preparation for next year's legislative session.

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