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CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis County Council gave final approval Tuesday night for the okay to move the St. Louis County Board of Elections to St. Ann.

It’s a move that at least one council member called into question, saying it was linked to campaign contributors of County Executive Steve Stenger.

Stenger says tonight's vote clears up a controversy linked to the plans to move some key offices to St. Ann that could save the county millions.

Stenger calls tonight’s vote a super majority to move the county election board, the Department of Human Services and some other offices to the old Northwest Plaza site in St. Ann, which is being redeveloped and now called The Crossings at Northwest.

At least one council member calls the deal shady, claiming Stenger is simply handing a contract worth millions to one of his campaign contributors.

But Stenger calls that quote, “political malarkey” and says this deal is about wisely spending taxpayer dollars.