Election Day Tuesday November 2nd - Missouri Election Information, Propositions and Constitutional Amendments

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010, is election day.  

"I bicycle - I walk - I run - and I vote" is one of the most powerful messages we can give our elected officials as we work to make Missouri a better, safer place to bicycle and walk.
 
Below, we've compiled information for election day:
Bike and Vote
Photo by mcas_sf
 
 - How to find your polling place and a sample ballot from your district
 - Information about propositions and constitutional amendments (several on the ballot this year--many have received very little coverage)
 - Links to candidate web sites
 
If you are pedaling to your polling place, we'd love to see photos!  Tag them on Flickr with "mobikevote" or send them to photos@mobikefed.org with your name and location.
 
Note that the Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation has not taken any position for or against any of the propositions, constitutional amendments, or candidates.  The following is intended as unbiased information to help you in making your own choices on election day.
 
GENERAL VOTING INFORMATION, POLLING PLACE, SAMPLE BALLOT
Polling places are open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm on election day. If you are in line at the closing time of 7:00 PM you have the right to cast your vote.
 
 
 
PROPOSITIONS AND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
 
 
PROPOSITION A - EARNING TAX IN KANSAS CITY & ST LOUIS
Proposition A deals with the earnings tax currently imposed by St. Louis and Kansas City.  The tax provides 32 percent of St Louis's general revenue and 40% of Kansas City's.  For cities that impose this tax, Proposition A, if passed, would require an election be held at the next municipal election and thereafter every five years to give the voters a chance to vote up or down on continuance of the tax.  If voted down, cities would have 10 years to phase out the tax.  For other cities in the state, a yes vote on this proposition would repeal their authority to ever use earnings taxes to fund their budgets.  
 
 
 
PROPOSITION B - DOG BREEDING OPERATIONS 
Proposition B, if passed, would impose additional regulations on dog breeding operations.  More detail and arguments for & against.
 
 
AMENDMENT #1 - ELECTION OF COUNTY ASSESSOR IN ST LOUIS COUNTY
Amendment #1, if passed, would require the office of county assessor to be an elected position in all counties with a charter form of government, with the exception of counties with a population between 600,001 and 699,999.  Currently this only applies to St Louis County (Jackson County and St Louis County are the state's two charter counties; Jackson County's population is currently between 600,001 and 699,999--though if Jackson County's population could change).  More details.
 
 
AMENDMENT #2 - PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR PRISONERS OF WAR 
Amendment #2, if passed, would exempt any Missouri citizen who is a former prisoner of war with a total service-connected disability from having to pay property taxes on all real property used as a homestead.  More details.
 
 
AMENDMENT #3 - NO SALES TAX ON SALE/TRANSFER OF REAL ESTATE
Amendment #3, if passed, would prevent the state, counties or other political subdivision from placing a tax on the sale or transfer of homes or any other real estate.  This includes any transfer tax or sales tax.  Missouri does not currently impose such a tax; this amendment would prohibit the state from ever passing such a tax.  More details.
 
 
MISSOURI STATE HOUSE AND SENATE CANDIDATES
Missouri state house and senate candidates, with biographical information and links to candidate web sites (where available):
 
 
 
STATE AUDITOR
 
 
U.S. SENATE CANDIDATES
 
Major party:
 
 
U.S. HOUSE CANDIDATES
 
Below are links to major party candidates' campaign web sites. Click here for a full list of candidates and more information.  
 
District 1
 
District 2 
 
District 3 
 
District 4 
 
District 5
 
District 6
 
District 7 
 
District 8
 
District 9