November 6th Election…Know What You Are Voting For

01 Nov 2018 3:14 PM | Vickie Wolgast (Administrator)

The General Election on November 6th is quickly approaching and there are many important issues on the ballot!  The Chamber is encouraging everyone to be an informed voter and educate yourself before you go to the polls.  Below is a brief description of each issue.  You can view the Sample Ballot to see the ballot language and the candidates running for office.

STATE OF MISSOURI

Constitutional Amendment No. 1

If passed this would make changes to the state’s lobbying laws, campaign finance limits for state legislative candidates and the legislative redistricting process. Learn more

Constitutional Amendment No. 2

If passed this would legalize marijuana for medical purposes, tax marijuana sales at 4 percent and spend that tax revenue on healthcare services for veterans.  Learn more

Constitutional Amendment No. 3

If passed this would legalize marijuana for medical purposes, tax marijuana sales at 15 percent and spend that tax revenue on a Biomedical Research and Drug Development Institute.  Learn more

Constitutional Amendment No. 4

If passed this would lower the time required that someone is a member of an organization to manage a bingo game for that organization from two years to six months and remove the constitutional ban on organizations advertising bingo games.  Learn more

Proposition B

If passed this would increase the state’s minimum wage each year until reaching $12 per hour in 2023 and then making increases or decreases based on changes in the Consumer Price Index. Learn more

Proposition C

If passed this would legalize marijuana for medical purposes, tax marijuana sales at 2 percent and spend that tax revenue on veteran’s services, drug treatment, education and law enforcement.  Learn more

Proposition D (VOTE YES)

If passed this would increase the gas tax by 10 cents per gallon, (2.5 cents per year for 4 years) providing $288 annually to the state road fund and $123 million annually to local governments for road construction and maintenance.  This would also exempt prizes for Special Olympics, Paralympics and Olympics from state taxes. Learn more

JACKSON COUNTY

Question #1

If passed this would amend the county charter to provide term limits for members of the county legislature to two four-year terms.  The measure would also give pay raises to the legislators and eliminate the county executive’s power to veto an ordinance passed by the count legislature.  Learn more

Question #2

If passed this would amend the county charter to provide term limits for the county executive.  The county executive would be limited to two four-year terms. Learn more

Question #3

If passed this would amend the county charter to provide term limits for the county sheriff.  Learn more

Question #4

If passed this would amend the county charter to provide term limits for the county prosecuting attorney. Learn more

Question #5

If passed this would amend the county charter to grant the county legislature the power to remove the county counselor. Learn more

Question #6

If passed this would amend the county charter to modify the qualifications for appointment as judge of the County Municipal Court. Learn more

Question #7

If passed this would amend the county charter to bar a current office holder of any federal, state or municipal elective office from filing as a candidate for county elective office.  Learn more

KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT

Library Question

If passed this would authorize the city public library to levy a 8-cent property tax increase to fund the renovating and replacing of library facilities.  Learn more



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