Yesterday's local and primary elections, asked Lee's Summit voters to decide on two tax issues. The first, was question asked in every municipality across the state as residents were asked if they wanted to "discontinue applying and collecting the local sales tax on the titling of motor vehicles, trailers, boats, and outboard motors that were purchased from a source other than a licensed Missouri dealer?" The wording of the question was confusing to many readers as a "No" vote was required to continue the local sales tax. The second question offered residents a chance to continue a one-quarter (1/4) of one percent (1%) for Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation Department for a period of 15 years beginning on April 1, 2018.
Results for both questions were not close as Question1 was denied by nearly three-quarters of the voters and Question 2 was approved by nearly 80 percent of the voters. Results from the Jackson County Election Board can be seen below.
CITY OF LEE'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI QUESTION 1
YES 3,850 25.96%
NO 10,979 74.04%
Total Votes 14,829
CITY OF LEE'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI QUESTION 2
YES 11,695 78.48%
NO 3,206 21.52%
Total Votes 14,901
For full results of state-wide primary elections, click here to view results from the Missouri Secretary of State.