St. Louis County 2020 Voting information

A message from Joe Zelle, ODO President

St. Louis county plans to hold the municipal election originally scheduled for April, on June 2, 2020.  There are three items on the ballot.  The Melville school board, St. Louis Community College trustee, and St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District Bond issue.  The County is anticipating a 10% or less turn out, and is planning to reduce the number of polling places from 365 to 159.  So, there is a good chance your polling place could change for the June election. They are also encouraging seniors to vote absentee. 

Click on attached link for the forms.

The Melville School Board Candidates are:

(Vote for up to 3)

Emma Jean Pretto

Stacey Kenner

Richard Vagen

Jeff Wolman, and 

Peggy Hassler

The St. Louis Community College Trustee Candidates are:

Mary E Luebke

Patrick J McKelvey

The St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District is a request to issue $500,000,000 in bonds.

Yes or No

Everyone registered to vote and 60 years old or above, should have received a letter with three requests for absentee ballots, the June 2 municipal election, the August 4 Missouri State Primary, and the November 3 general election.  If you want to vote by absentee ballot in the June 2 election, the request must be submitted by May 20.  The County is recommending that you submit all three requests at the same time, using the envelope provided.  You must indicate the reason for requesting an absentee ballot.  If you choose the option, “incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability, including caring for a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability” (No Notary Required).  Any other reason would require a Notary Seal on the envelope of your ballot.  If you get an absentee ballot and later choose to vote in person, you need to bring the unused ballot with you to the polling place.

Stay safe.

Joe

Meet Ann Zimpfer, Candidate for MO 95th district

We are pleased to announce Ann Zimpfer is our candidate for the 95th district.  She shared this with us to help get to know her!

My name is Ann Zimpfer and I am running for House Representative of the 95th district.  I am running because I strongly believe that we need change in the 95th district.  We need a candidate who truly wants to represent the folks in the 95th district.  

I grew up in Cape Girardeau.  My father taught at Southeast Missouri State University and my mother was President of the League of Women Voters during the 1970s.  I graduated from SEMO with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.  I later completed my Master’s Degree in Education from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar Missouri. 

My husband and I are both involved in Team Activities For Special Kids, TASK.   We have been active since its inception 24 years ago.  Our eldest son was on TASK’s first T-Ball team for children with special needs. TASK has expanded, over the years, to serve over 400 families.   We have served in many capacities with this nonprofit organization.  My husband currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors and I teach cooking and STEM classes.  I have also participated in their week long summer camp for over 15 years.  

Since filing for Representative we have been working on developing our campaign to have a strong plan as we enter this race.  I am excited about this run and the opportunity to be a true representative for the people in Oakville.

Important Updated Meeting and Caucus information

Our next club meeting on April 1st is cancelled. The County Executive has asked all meetings with 20 people in attendance be cancelled. In addition, the Missouri Democratic party has asked that all political meetings be cancelled. The Caucus to be held on April 6 is also cancelled. That caucus will be held within the congressional caucus on May 30. The location for the congressional caucus has not been determined. We will inform of that location when we have it. If you would like to be considered to be a delegate to the national convention you must fill out form MM by May 15 or at the congressional meeting. You can get the form from the Missouri Democratic Party. Any questions regarding the caucus contact Bob Ford or Joan Barry.

2020 Democratic Primary/Caucus Information

The primary will be held on March 10. The new system will print a ballot for each voter, a process which should take about 24 seconds.  All ballots will be ‘fill in the square,’ then feed the ballot into the counting machine. 

The ballot has more than 20 names – including many candidates who have withdrawn and others who are just on Missouri’s ballot.

Democrats are reminded that in order to participate in the caucus they must vote in the March 10 Democratic Presidential Primary.

The Oakville caucus will be held on April 6 at Oakville High School.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.  No one will be admitted after the 7:00 p.m. start. The number of delegates to be selected will be conveyed by the party to the club based on the election results.  At the caucus supporters of qualifying candidates will select delegates to the Congressional District meeting. 

At the Congressional meeting some delegates to the national convention (in Milwaukee in July) will be selected.  Others will be selected at the state meeting. 

Delegates to the national convention will be responsible for paying their expenses – around $5,000 – to the national convention.

Primary Voter Information

Wednesday, February 12 is the last day to register in order to vote in the Missouri Presidential Primary on March 10.  If you know someone that needs to register, please share this information.  

In addition, if anyone wants to participate in the Democratic Caucus to select delegates to the convention, they are required to have voted in the Democratic Primary.  

Below is a link for voter registration information in Missouri.

https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections

2nd ODO Scholarship Competition

The Oakville Democratic Organization is again offering a Scholarship for two Oakville High School Seniors (one male and one female) for continuing education to attend a post-secondary institution.

To make the contest successful, the Oakville Democratic Organization seek to collect entries to send to the judging coordinator. Click here for a packet for applicants. Packets will also be sent to the principals and counselor department of Oakville High School.

The theme for this year scholarship is The 19th Amendment.  The writing prompt is:

The Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote, represented a revolutionary change in our constitutional system.

• What was it about the Nineteenth Amendment that constituted such a change?

• Do you believe the addition of the Nineteenth Amendment to our Constitution brought substantial change to American society?

• In your view, what additional changes should occur in our society to fulfill the promise of the Nineteenth Amendment?

Essays must be sent to the judging coordinator and postmarked by Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $250.00 Two Scholarships will be awarded – one for male student and 1 for a female student.  The contest is open to students in 12th grade from Oakville High School.

For more information on the scholarship contact Thomas S. Bamvakais (314 420-2329) tbamvakais@charter.net

December and January Meetings

Due to the holiday party in December there will not be a monthly meeting. In addition, since the first Wednesday in January is New Year’s Day, there will be no meeting in January also.

Holiday Party

Join us for our Annual Holiday Party at 6 pm on December 15th at Crusoes Restaurant & Crocs Sports Bar in Oakville Shopping Center. Food and drink will be provided. As part of our holiday tradition, we request you bring Canned goods or a cash donation for Feed My People.