The City of Crestwood’s general municipal election will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. The City of Crestwood will have two items on the ballot:
- On the ballot this year for all voters of Crestwood will be Proposition M. A simple majority is required to pass the measure.
- On the ballot for all voters is the election of Mayor, who is elected at-large from the City. The candidates are running for a three-year term, which shall expire in April 2026. A simple majority is required to be elected.
Proposition M - Marijuana Sales Tax
Crestwood residents will have the opportunity to vote on Proposition M, a proposal to impose a three percent sales tax on the adult use of marijuana purchased within the City of Crestwood. A simple majority is required to pass the measure. The Official Ballot Language is listed below:
Official Ballot Language
‘‘Shall the City of Crestwood impose a sales tax of three percent (3.0%) on the sale of adult use marijuana within the City of Crestwood to provide funding for the City’s police department, fire department, infrastructure, and other City needs?’’
This proposal comes after Missouri voters in November approved an amendment to Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution allowing for the sale of recreational marijuana, effective December 8, 2022. The approved Amendment 3 authorizes a city to impose an additional sales tax of up to three percent on the retail purchase of recreational marijuana, upon approval of the majority of qualified voters in such city. Currently, all sales tax on recreational marijuana goes to the State of Missouri’s programs, with none of the money staying locally in the City of Crestwood.
If approved by a majority of qualified voters, Section 25-26 of the City Code will be amended and collection of said sales tax will be distributed to the City, starting in late 2023.
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The City of Crestwood's Board of Aldermen run on a three-year election cycle. In Year 1, one of each ward's two Aldermen run for election/re-election. In Year 2, the second of each ward's two Aldermen run for election/re-election. In Year 3, the Mayor runs for election/re-election. While Aldermen run only in their ward, the Mayor is elected at-large from the entire City.
On the April 4 ballot, for all voters in the City, is the election of Mayor. The candidates are running for a three-year term, which shall expire in April 2026. A simple majority is required to be elected.
- One candidate filed for Mayor - Scott Shipley.
St. Louis County Board of Elections
For a sample ballot for April 4, please visit the St. louis County Board of Elections website at https://stlouiscountymo.gov/st-louis-county-government/board-of-elections/.
For any other questions about the General Municipal Election on April 4, please contact the Board of Elections at 314-615-VOTE or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.