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Final push to polls for KCI

Posted at 2:24 PM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 19:04:47-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Those campaigning for or against a new single terminal at KCI made their final pitches to voters outside polling locations Tuesday.

Volunteers with the Better KCI campaign handed out fliers and spoke to voters, encouraging them to vote for the new terminal. Grace Lewis, one of the volunteers, spent the whole day at Country Club United Methodist Church.

"I've been telling everyone don't forget to vote yes on Question 1, and they're like oh yeah, that's why we're here," Lewis said. 

Some of the voters 41 Action News spoke to whole-heartedly supported the airport ballot measure.

"It's an opportunity to spread prosperity in the community. I think it's something we need here in Kansas City," voter Lamonte Curtis said.

Others want KCI to stay the same.

"I'm proud of what I did. I don't think we need it," Gary Hines, who voted against the terminal, said.

Citizens for Responsible Government, the group opposing the ballot measure, told 41 Action News it sent out 50,000 mailers last week. The group also emailed fliers that volunteers could print and pass out at the polls.

Regardless of how Kansas City voted, the election board said turnout came in around 20 percent, on the high end of the expected 15 to 20 percent.