Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and others hold April 5 election
April 5 marks another significant election date in local elections, with Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin having a significant amount of measures on different county ballots throughout the state. In Missouri, 36 counties have posted issues on their ballots, in Illinois there are 42 counties with measures and in Wisconsin there are 36 counties with measures. California has one issue to be voted on, Colorado has seven and Florida has 27 (26 of those being charter amendments) in just one county.
A majority of the issues being voted on are school elections, either to issue bonds for the school district or renew/increase current property taxes. Illinois has a fair amount of villages and townships asking for aggregated electricity buying power as well as tax increases for local cities or districts. Missouri has a few significant measures asking residents to prohibit smoking, in Springfield, Cape Girardeau and O'Fallon as well as Income earning tax questions in St. Louis and Kansas City.