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VOTE - Maple Woods

Why Vote

Why do you care who wins public office?

"Because the actions of the people in government determine a lot about your quality of life. They set the policy, they hire law enforcement, they see that your trash is carried away and that your family has clean water to drink." CSUSB - LibGuide

In this area include important information about what government offices cover what in your city, county, state.

In different different states, these responsibilities may be assigned in different ways. Right now for places in Missouri, this is common:

City Government Maintains:

  • Police Department
  • Fire Department
  • City Libraries, Parks
  • Public Transportation
  • Animal Shelter
  • Trash collection, water and sewer services

County Government oversees many legal and administrative functions:

  • Sheriff
  • The county museum
  • Airports
  • Grand Jury, etc.
  • For further information see this Link Out to City Pages
  • Link Our to Meetings/How to get involved

State Responsibilities include:

  • Governor's Office
  • State legislation
  • State courts
  • State licensing
  • DMV