Voters – at least those who haven’t already cast absentee ballots – will finally go to the polls Tuesday (June 2) to make selections for members of city councils, school boards, fire, ambulance, health and 911 dispatch boards in an election postponed from April 7 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fate of eight ballot issues also will be decided.
Check the Leader’s website for the final, unofficial results soon after all the ballots are counted Tuesday.
Voters around the county will decide on candidates to fill seats on the Jefferson County Health Department and Jefferson County 911 Dispatch boards.
Seven school districts will have contested races for seats on the boards of education: Fox C-6, Northwest R-1, Festus R-6, Crystal City, Jefferson R-7, Windsor C-1 and Sunrise R-9.
Races will be decided for municipal boards in Arnold, Eureka, Festus, Byrnes Mill, Kimmswick and Scotsdale.
Races for board seats governing the Rock Township Ambulance District and the Antonia Fire Protection District also will be settled.
These jurisdictions have placed ballot issues before voters:
■ Fox C-6 Schools: A $40 million bond issue extension to pay for improvements to buildings around the district.
■ Crystal City Schools: A property tax shift of 80 cents per $100 of assessed valuation from the bond issue fund to the operating levy to help finance improvements.
■ Herculaneum: A 1-cent sales tax increase to bolster police pay and for other public safety issues.
■ Byrnes Mill: A 1-cent sales tax increase to for the city’s police and public works departments.
■ Olympian Village: Permission to sell the village’s wastewater treatment system.
■ Dunklin Fire Protection District: Two issues, one a 25-cent property tax increase for general operations; the second, a 5-cent property tax to support firefighter pensions.
■ Hillsboro Fire Protection District: A 50-cent property tax increase to replace a firehouse and add firefighters.
■ Big River Ambulance District: A property tax increase of 35 cents per $100 of assessed valuation to increase staff, update buildings and update equipment.
For information on contested races and the ballot issues, see the Leader’s Voters Guide at myleaderpaper.com/news/elections.