Call Newspapers South County Election Guide 2019 ✅ 🇺🇸

Subscribers to The Call’s email newsletter received this election guide before anyone else in their inboxes Friday. To subscribe for free, click here

Call Newspapers Election Guide 2019 ✅ 🇺🇸

It’s finally spring weather this week! But that also means that the April election is right around the corner.

Election Day is Tuesday, April 2, and here’s all you need to know about how to vote in the 2019 Call Newspapers Election Guide.

You’ll find comprehensive coverage of your local races in The Call and at our website, www.callnewspapers.com. Scroll down for links to coverage of each South County contest.

There’s still time to vote early!

If you’re wondering who and what The Call endorsed, here you go.

The top ballot item locally has to be Lindbergh Schools’ Proposition R, an 83-cent, $105 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue that would build a new Lindbergh High School and add secure vestibules to the front entrances of every school in the district that doesn’t already have one.

Read more about the security aspects of Prop R here, read more about the state of the school here and see a gallery of behind-the-scenes photos of the current conditions of the high school here. And read more about the process that led to the new high school and what it might be like here.

And check out our candidate questionnaire in the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors race, along with our column on why there are no questionnaires from the two men running for a seat on the Green Park Board of Aldermen. The fire district has the lowest tax rate in St. Louis County for the 13th year in a row.

MSD is asking voter permission to move into a new service area with a stormwater impervious fee called MSD Proposition S. Read more about what it means here and see what MSD Executive Director Brian Hoelscher and longtime critic Tom Sullivan have to say here.

Voters will also be able to decide on a new amendment to the St. Louis County Charter. The amendment would split the county counselor’s office into three divisions to separately represent the county executive, County Council and the judicial branch. Some members of the County Council support it and some are opposed. Read our full coverage here and read our web-exclusive endorsement to vote “no” on the measure here.

Bayless Schools hopes voters approve a no-tax-rate-increase bond issue, Bayless Proposition 1, to expand Bayless Jr. High to add a cafeteria and library, which students now have to walk to Bayless High School to use. The bond would also add classroom space. Read about it here.