April 5, 2022 Election

On April 5, 2022 residents will head to the polls to elect a mayor and three council members and also vote on propositions affecting their community. 

Voter Information & Deadlines

Below are important deadlines for the April 5 election. For additional information, visit the St. Louis County Board of Elections website. 

  • February 22 : Absentee voting opens for the April 5th General Municipal Election.
  • March 9: Last day to register for the April 5th General Municipal Election.
  • March 23:  Last day (5:00 p.m.) to apply for a mailed absentee ballot for the April 5th General Municipal Election.
  • April 2 : Office open for absentee voting in the April 5th General Municipal Election.
  • April 4: Last day (5:00 p.m.) for voting an absentee ballot in person at the Election Board office for the April 5th General Municipal Election. 
  • April 5: ELECTION DAY, Polls open from 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Mayor & Council Members

Both the Mayor and Council serve four-year terms. 

The candidates are:

Mayor

Laura W. Arnold
Kathy Hart

Council member (3 positions open) 

Emily Hixson Shepherd 
Pam Bliss 
David Franklin 
John J. Eppers
Dawn Cole
Karen A. Beck

Proposition U

Prop U will appear on the April 2022 Ballot for Webster Groves residents to decide whether or not to install a Local Use Tax. Per State Law, voters must make this decision by proposition election. The ballot will read:

Shall the City of Webster Groves, Missouri be authorized to impose a local use tax at the same rate as the local sales tax by a vote of the governing body, provided that if any local sales tax is repealed, reduced or raised by voter approval, the respective local use tax shall also be repealed, reduced or raised by the same action?   Yes: ___ No: ____

 INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS: If you are in favor of the Proposition, vote “Yes” in the manner provided on the ballot form. If you are opposed to the Proposition, vote “No” in the manner provided on the ballot form.

A use tax is a tax on the purchase of goods by Webster Groves residents from out-of-state vendors that do not collect the local sales tax.  The use tax is applied to the same products that would be subject to the sales tax if the products were sold locally.

The City of Webster Groves is developing educational materials to promote awareness of Prop U. If you are interested in learning more or helping promote awareness of the information, please visit this link.

Proposition C

At the January 18 meeting, the Webster Groves City Council approved the ordinance putting Proposition C on the ballot. The ballot will read:

Shall there be a Charter Review Advisory Board to make Recommendations to the City Council to revise and amend the Charter?  

Yes:   ___                                No:   ____  

 INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS:  If you are in favor of the Proposition, vote “Yes” in the manner provided on the ballot form.  If you are opposed to the Proposition,  vote “No” in the manner provided on the ballot form.