The short version of which ward you live in:
- Ward 1 includes north of Highway 40 and along Olive Blvd., abutting Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights.
- Ward 2 includes area surrounding Chesterfield Parkway and headed along Conway Road, abuts Town and Country.
- Ward 3 is bounded generally by Clarkson, Schoettler and Clayton roads, abutting Ballwin.
- Ward 4 includes "the Valley" and Wildhorse Creek Road area, all the way to the Missouri River and bordering Clarkson Valley, Wildwood, Ellisville.
(Chesterfield also has a mayor elected at-large—meaning every voter may decide on mayor. The mayor is Bruce Geiger right now, and he is not up for relection next Tuesday.)
A city council term is two years in length. One year, one councilmember in your ward is up for election, and the next year, the other one is up for election. This way, there should be continuity about the issues on the council.
So this year, every ward has a spot up for re-election, but in two of the wards, no one registered to challenge the incumbent council members.
However, two incumbents do have challengers on April 3 at the polls.
(Click on their names above for information about them.)
Polls are typically open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.; same locations as other elections.
will also will also be on the ballot, selecting two Board of Education directors from among two incumbents and one newbie.
Two incumbent seats on the 7-member school board are open for re-election, but only the one challeger turned out— Kim Applebaum. She said she is not related to the current board director of the same surname.
Voters will also be considering a County measure, Proposition S, which would continue a 20-year-old tax that is about to end, in order to build a new courthouse in Clayton.
Caution: It's being sold to voters with these buzz words: "no tax increase" and "safe courts and kids." Advice? decide for yourselves.
Watch Chesterfield Patch this week for more info on City Council and