KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Some businesses in Kansas City, Missouri, want to give people an extra incentive to vote Tuesday.
Several restaurants and organizations are offering deals for anyone who shows an “I Voted” sticker on Election Day, according to Teresa Perry, a Kansas City resident who lives near Prospect Avenue.
The Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church’s Commission on Social Action will host a Rock the Vote! event beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center, 3700 Blue Parkway in Kansas City.
Anyone who shows their “I Voted” sticker will get free tacos and beverages, Perry said. The event will also include movies on the history of voting.
Restaurants in the area are also encouraging people to vote, according to Perry.
Here is a list of restaurants and their deals for voters:
- Mac’s Fish & More: Buy one pound of fish and get one pound free.
- Smaax: $5 chicken strip baskets beginning at 11 a.m.
- Old Folks Lounge: Two chili dogs for $1.
Voters must show their sticker to get the deals, Perry said.
Election officials in Missouri are expecting an above-average voter turnout for a midterm election. Perry told 41 Action News that she hopes Missouri voters take this election seriously.
“Voting is serious, but this one is very serious,” Perry said at a community forum Saturday. “This election is going to impact a lot of things, and if people do not get out to vote…it can hurt some people. It’s already hurting us.”