If you want to vote for light rail in Kansas City next month, you must be registered to vote by 5 p.m. today. Go in person to the Kansas City Election Board for the fastest results (for KCMO residents in Platte and Clay counties, go to your respective county election boards). If you will not be near your precinct on Tuesday, Nov. 4, you may vote absentee now. Again, here is the official ballot language for all KCMO residents:
SHALL THE FOLLOWING BE APPROVED?
Light Rail Sales Taxes
For the purpose of funding a light rail passenger system running from the area around the intersection of Bruce R. Watkins Roadway and 63rd Street on the south to the area around the intersection of Northeast Vivion Road and North Oak Trafficway on the north, which can ultimately connect to a regional public transportation system, shall the City of Kansas City impose a sales tax of 1/4% under the authority of Section 94.577, RSMo, for the purpose of funding capital improvements, and a sales tax of 1/8% under the authority of Section 94.605, RSMo, both for a period not to exceed 25 years, beginning April 1, 2009, and which may include the retirement of debt under authorized bonded indebtedness?
() YES () NO
(Darken the oval beside the answer you prefer)
INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS
If you are in favor of the question, darken the oval beside the word “YES”.
If you are opposed to the question, darken the oval beside the word “NO”.
We tried locating the ballot language for North Kansas City’s 1/2-cent question, but haven’t had any luck (we did find this, however). We’ll post it as soon as we find it.