St. Louis voters will go to the polls Tuesday to pick the next president of the Board of Aldermen.
And residents of even-numbered wards will effectively elect who will represent them at City Hall in the Democratic primary.
At least three new aldermen will be elected, and many more could join them as part of a rapid turnover that began in 2015. That could mark a shift in a whole host of important policy areas, including development incentives, budgeting and privatization of St. Louis-Lambert International Airport.
In addition, this could be the last election for aldermen in the city. If voters approve Better Together’s proposal to consolidate St. Louis and St. Louis County in November 2020, local elected governments, including the Board of Aldermen, will be frozen as they are before a district council is elected in 2023.