"I come from a humble family that has been involved in community and public service for many years. I want to work for you. We need to continue to create a strong CITY, improve our SCHOOLS, and keep PUBLIC SAFETY a top priority. With my experience, I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate through complicated community issues, and get things done."

If given the opportunity to serve as your Mayor, I pledge to work with the residents, business owners and our community partners to continue the progress that has been started.

As your Mayor, I will continue to advocate for positive changes in the community as I have done in the past…such as the demolition of dilapidated buildings, safer streets, community policing and a pledge to do whatever is needed to ensure that the Normandy School Collaborative regains full accreditation. 

In the City of Pagedale, I will approach all issues confronting our Community with a balanced policymaking focus. Decisions facing our families must be made in the context of competing demands and what is best for Pagedale.

I want to thank you for your tremendous support during the campaign. I am truly honored to have the opportunity to stand as your voice in the City of Pagedale.

Again, I express my gratitude for the neighbors and friends of Pagedale for the faith you have and will place in me. I ask for your prayers and continued support in the days and weeks ahead as we work together with all those entrusted to lead our communities!

Thank you for visiting my campaign website.




1. Confirm your correct polling place.

You must vote at the precinct that serves your address. Check the card you receive from the election authority because your polling place may have changed. You can also contact your election board or municipal clerk’s office, or look up your polling place online at: www.sos.mo.gov/elections/VoterLookup


2. Photo ID is NOT required.

Missouri’s new voter ID law (HB 1631), effective on June 1, 2017, outlines identification options for registered Missouri voters to use on Election Day at their polling location.

Most Missourians have a Missouri Driver's License or Nondriver License, which is an acceptable photo ID for voting. There are also plenty of other options, too.

• Option 1: Provide a Missouri issued Driver or Non-Driver license, U.S. Passport, or Military ID

• Option 2: Provide a secondary form of identification, such as a paycheck or bank statement.

• Option 3: If the voter has no form of identification, but is a registered voter, they may cast a provisional ballot


Missouri’s voter ID law also requires the state of Missouri to assist voters who might not have a photo ID in obtaining one.



3. What if my name is not in the poll book?

The poll worker should check the roster and inactive list and call election headquarters to determine where you are registered and direct you to vote there or at Election Board headquarters. You can cast a provisional ballot as a last resort.


4. Provisional Ballots cast in the wrong polling place don’t count.

You have the right to cast a provisional ballot if your eligibility can’t be established, but it will not count if it is not cast in your correct polling place or Election Board headquarters.


5. You have the right to get help in voting.

You can get help from an election official or any person you want except your employer or union representative (including a child, relative, or friend) if you need help reading or casting your ballot. §115.445.3. The assistant does not have to be over 18 or a registered voter. You may bring children into the polling place and voting booth with you.


6. Voters with disabilities have a right to accessible voting.

If your polling place is not accessible, poll workers must come to your car and let you vote curbside outside your polling place upon request. You have a right to an accessible ballot.


7. Vote in the precinct where you currently live.

If you have moved within the same election jurisdiction (generally the same county) and didn’t update your address, you can still vote a regular ballot at the polling place that serves your new address or at Election Board headquarters and complete a change of address form. §115.165.2. If you have moved to a new jurisdiction, you will need to re-register there for future elections.


8. You can get a new ballot if you need one.

If you make a mistake or “spoil” your ballot before you submit it, request a new one. §115.439.4.


9. If you have a felony conviction you may still vote if you have completed your sentence.

If you were convicted of a felony other than one related to voting, and have completed your sentence (including any probation or parole), you have the right to register to vote and vote. §115.133.4. You can still vote if you have been arrested or convicted of a misdemeanor, or if you have unpaid tickets or past-due child support.


10. If you requested but didn’t submit an absentee ballot, you can still vote at the polls if you bring the ballot with you or if it hasn't been received by the election board.


11. If your eligibility is challenged at the polls you may still vote a regular ballot.

You can cast a regular ballot if the poll worker determines that you are in fact registered to vote. If your eligibility can’t be established, you can vote a provisional ballot.


12. No one may influence your vote within 25 feet of the polling place.

No one at a polling place may interfere with voting or intimidate you, including police. §115.637(18).


13. You have the right to vote if you are in line when the polls close at 7PM.

You can stay and vote no matter how long the line. §115.407.




Election Protection Hotline: 1-866-OUR-VOTE


If you have questions or difficulties voting, call the Election Protection Hotline.

This hotline is here to help all volunteers. It is non-partisan and does not support any candidate or issue.

Paid for by Citizens to Elect Ernest Shields, Evelyn Benford, Treasurer