Election results: Metro residents cast their votes in Missouri municipal elections
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With mayoral and city council seats up for grabs and tax increases proposed, Missouri residents throughout the metro took to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in the 2018 General Municipal Election.
Kansas City voters have approved an extension of a 1 percent sales tax over the next 20 years to pay for capital improvements. With all precincts reporting, 81.49 percent of voters said yes to the extension.
Independence was one of five metro cities that proposed a use tax on out-of-state online purchases. But Independence voters were against the use tax. Of the 9,763 votes cast, 61.5 percent said “no.” Blue Springs voter also voted against a use tax though the vote was close. Of 4,216 votes cast, about 57 percent were against the proposal.
With 100 percent of Belton polling stations reporting, the use tax was also voted down by Belton residents. Of the 1,643 votes, nearly 69 percent were against the use tax. Voters in Odessa also voted against a proposed local use tax. Of the 550 votes cast, 310 were “no.”
But in the Northland, Liberty voters did approve a local use tax. Of the more than 4,000 votes cast, about 70 percent voted in favor of the use tax.
In Grandview, a 1/2-percent sales tax was on the ballot, and voters said “yes.” Of the 988 votes, about 74.7 percent were in favor of the increase, which would go toward improving the city’s public safety. The sales tax increase is expected to raise an additional $1-$1.3 million in annual revenue for the city’s police and fire departments.
Find full results for your city’s election by visiting your city or county’s website below: