In addition to statewide issues, Jackson County voters will choose party candidates for U.S. Senator, State Auditor, and U.S. Representatives in several districts. The prevailing candidate from each party will be listed on the Nov. 3, 2010 general election ballot.
The office of Jackson County Executive is also to be decided this year.
To see a list of all of the candidates who filed to run for office in Jackson County, click here .
In the August 3 election, Jackson County voters will also be asked whether they want to amend the existing county charter in Question 1. The existing charter has been in place since 1970 and has been amended four times.
Kansas City, Missouri voters will also decide two additional questions on their ballot. To read the sample ballot, click here .
Kansas City, Missouri Question 1: authorizes the city to charge $250 per year for each tire dealer and wasted tire site permit. The city would also be allowed to charge a $100 fee for second and subsequent re-inspections of any tire dealer or waste tire site which fails inspection and first re-inspection.
Kansas City, Missouri Question 2: allows the city to charge a $75 re-inspection fee for each re-inspection of a nuisance property. The fees would be used to fund enforcement of nuisance and property maintenance ordinances.
Grandview voters will consider whether to continue an existing one-half of one percent sales tax for transportation funding. If approved the tax would be extended to expire June 30, 2021. To read the ballot, click here .
Greenwood voters will also consider whether to continue their one-half of one percent sales tax to fund city parks. To read the ballot, click here .
Independence voters will decide the fate of two sales tax items with one vote. They are a one-eighth of one percent sales tax to fund local parks, recreation programs, trails and new facilities construction plus a one-fourth of one percent sales tax for funding storm water control. If approved, these sales taxes would remain in effect until repealed by voters. To read the ballot, click here .
Lone Jack voters will decide a $1-million bond issue for street and road improvements. To read the ballot, click here .
Raytown voters will decide whether to extend an existing one-eighth of one percent sales tax to fund local parks and storm water control for ten years. To read the ballot, click here .
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Negotiations on Capitol Hill have yielded a modest budget agreement to ease automatic spending cuts and replace some of them with savings from future-year cuts.