The City Council is the governing body for the City of St. Charles. The City Council consists of 10 members, one from each ward nominated and elected by the qualified registered voters of their respective wards. Each Council member elected serves a 3-year term.
There are 10 City Council wards. Ward boundaries are established by ordinance following each decennial census and may be changed at other times. Wards are comprised of compact and contiguous territory and contain, as nearly as possible, an equal number of inhabitants.