October 30, 2013
Jackson County voters will be asked to vote on one question during the Nov. 5 special election.
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Below is the sample ballot:
QUESTION No. 1
Shall the County of Jackson impose a sales tax at the rate of one-half of one percent for a period of 20 years solely for the purpose of promoting economic development by establishing a medical research and development institute in collaboration with and governed by an independent board composed of Children’s Mercy Hospital, Saint Luke’s Hospital, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute and Jackson County, that would create healthcare related jobs in the County and develop medical cures and discoveries for human diseases? All of the proceeds of this tax shall be deposited in a special account separate from the Jackson County general fund and any other special funds and utilized only for the purposes approved by the voters and set forth herein. An annual independent audit of these funds will be overseen by an oversight and audit board appointed by the County Executive and will be reported to the public and the Jackson County Legislature.
If you are in favor of the question, use the Inkavote stylus to dot the circle located directly
to the right of YES. Press down to fill the circle. If you are opposed to the question, use the Inkavote stylus to dot the circle located directly to the right of NO. Press down to fill the circle.