ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-It's primary election day in the city of St. Louis. Voters are heading to the polls to decide which party candidates will run in the general election next month.
The contest garnering the most attention is the race to see who will replace St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay who is not running for another term. Twelve candidates are in the running; seven Democrats, three Republicans, a Green Party candidate and a Libertarian Party candidate.
Other races include the St. Louis City Comptroller, aldermen in odd-numbered wards, and a special election in the 16th ward.
The Democratic mayoral candidates are Aldermanic President Lewis Reed, St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones, Alderman Antonio French, Alderman Jeffrey Boyd, Alderwoman Lyda Krewson who has been endorsed by Mayor Slay, Bill Haas and Jimmie Matthews.
The Republicans are Andrew Karandzieff who owns Crown Candy, James Osher, and Andrew Jones Junior. Robert Cunningham is the Libertarian candidate and Jonathan McFarland is running from the Green Party.
The polls opened at 6 a.m.and will stay open until 7 p.m. tonight.
After today`s primary, the general election will take place on April 4th.