CHECK THE JACKSON COUNTY QUESTION 1 NOV. 5TH SAMPLE BALLOT!!!
A quick look at QUESTION 1 confronting Jackson County voters as the last two weeks of the campaign will feature both sides attempting to change the language of the debate and voter apathy - which has led to less than 10% of all registered voters turning out in previous elections - might decide this thing one way or another.
Check the sample ballot:
JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013
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.