Cole County St. Louis County

On November 6th you have the opportunity to elect the most powerful official you may not know.

Meet the Candidates

These candidates are asking for your vote for Prosecuting Attorney in 2018. We believe that voters should keep their elected prosecutor accountable. We strongly encourage all candidates to end the system of cash bail, which punishes those who can’t afford to buy their freedom from jail and lets rich people walk free. All candidates should commit to the use of alternatives to jail or prison and treat the root causes of crime. Candidates should commit to ending cash bail, improving diversion practices, and fostering transparency in their office in order to support criminal justice reform. To meet your Cole County candidates in person, please join us for a candidate forum on October 23rd.

Read the Smart Justice Platform

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What's a Prosecuting Attorney?

Justice is often delayed in St. Louis County

Between 2012 and 2017

2,775 people faced cash bail for misdemeanors

5,536 people faced pre-trial detention of 1 to 5 days for a misdemeanor

683 people spent more than 20 days in jail with a misdemeanor charge

The Latest

Election Dates

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Wednesday,
October
31st

Election Day

Tuesday,
November
6th

About

The ACLU of Missouri advocates for a criminal justice reform dedicated to system of rehabilitation and restoration that will support public safety, instead of increasing the number of people in jail and prison.

We work to ensure that constitutional rights apply to all, regardless of race, ethnicity or economic status. We also challenge broken criminal justice systems, confront illegal police practices, and advocate for drug policy reform.