Low Turnout for St. Louis Election
As you all know, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was reelected, joining a club of rare political authorities to maintain himself in this particular position for a third term. But, as it turned out, he was elected by a fairly high percentage of a very low vote turnout. He won the most votes cast by a mere 15 percent of registered voters, in a city that has a little over 350.000 citizens. People seem so involved and preoccupied by the current economic and market situation that they may not have prioritized getting out the vote.
The mayor is expected to unveil his new economic plan of development for the city during his inauguration speech on April 21.