ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A primary election is being held in Missouri on August 2, 2022. You may want to know what is on the ballot before heading in to vote. We looked at several sample ballots in the St. Louis region to give you an idea of what people will decide on Tuesday.
Election officials were projecting about one-third of the state’s registered voters would cast ballots. As of 4:00 pm, 21% of voters in St. Louis County have cast their vote. The St. Louis City Election Board says they are at 13% voter turnout. You can see the results of the election on FOX2Now.com after the polls close at 7:00 p.m.
Missouri Senate race:
The Missouri US Senate primary election is getting national attention. Voters can choose between 21 Republican candidates. Some of the top candidates in recent polling are Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, former Governor Eric Greitens, and Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler.
There are 11 Democratic candidates running in Missouri’s senate primary. Recent polls show Trudy Busch Valentine and Lucas Kunce leading the polls in that race.
Local, national, and state-wide races
Missouri voters will also be choosing candidates for congress, state auditor, state senate, collector of revenue, prosecuting attorney, and the St. Louis County Executive. There is also a special election for a St. Louis City Alderman. What appears on your ballot depends on where you live. Review the sample ballots below or our voter’s guide to learn more about the candidates running for office.
Voters in St. Louis County will also be deciding on three propositions
- Proposition A helps to protect St. Louis County employees who are acting as whistleblowers. The county’s charter would be amended to allow them to report “mismanagement” without the fear of retribution.
- Proposition M puts some barriers in place for St. Louis County Council members giving themselves a raise. A commission will be involved in the process if the proposition passes.
- Proposition V would amend the charter to limit the St. Louis County Executive’s power to make political appointments to fill vacant roles.
Voters in St. Louis City will be voting on two propositions
- Proposition S will approve $160 million to improve St. Louis schools. All 60 St. Louis Public schools will be getting some of the funding for upgrades and repairs if voters approve this measure.
- Proposition F would increase the maximum fine for illegal dumping from $500 to $1,000.