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Missouri 2017 Statewide Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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  • Statewide Ballot Questions
    November,8,2016
    Topic
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary
    Environmental Protection | Tax & Revenue

    Amendment 1: Soils and Water Conservation Sales Tax

    The measure continues and does not increase the existing sales and use tax of one-tenth of one percent for 10 years. The measure would continue to generate approximately $90 million annually for soil and water conservation and operation of the state park system.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes2,203,71780.1 %
    No546,18119.9 %
    Ethics/Lobbying/Campaign Finance

    Amendment 2: Campaign Contribution Reform Iniitative

    Amends the Missouri Constitution to establish limits on campaign contributions by individuals or entities to political parties, political committees, or committees to elect candidates for state or judicial office. This amendment prohibits individuals and entities from intentionally concealing the source of such contributions. This amendment also requires corporations or labor organizations to meet certain requirements in order to make such contributions. This amendment further provides a complaint process and penalties for any violations of this amendment.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,877,47769.9 %
    No806,67630.1 %
    Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Policy | Education: PreK-12 | Tax & Revenue

    Amendment 3: Cigarette Tax for Early Childhood Health and Education

    Amends the Missouri Constitution to increase taxes on cigarettes each year through 2020, at which point this additional tax will total 60 cents per pack of 20. This amendment also creates a fee paid by cigarette wholesalers of 67 cents per pack of 20 on certain cigarettes. This amendment further provides that the funds generated by these taxes and fees shall be deposited into a newly established Early Childhood Health and Education Trust Fund.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,107,71640.4 %
    No1,636,95359.6 %
    Business & Commerce | Tax & Revenue

    Amendment 4: Prohibition of New Sales/Use Taxes

    Amends the Missouri Constitution to prohibit a new state or local sales/use or other similar tax on any service or transaction. This amendment only applies to any service or transaction that was not subject to a sales/use or similar tax as of January 1, 2015.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,522,18957.1 %
    No1,145,70942.9 %
    Elections

    Amendment 6: Voter ID Requirement Amendment

    Voters may be required by law to verify their identity, citizenship, and residence by presenting identification that may include valid government-issued photo identification. Exceptions to this identification requirement may also be provided by law.The proposed amendment will result in no costs or savings because any potential costs would be due to the enactment of a general law allowed by this proposal. If such a general law is enacted, the potential costs to state and local governments is unknown, but could exceed $2.1 million annual

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,698,33663.1 %
    No993,88036.9 %
    Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Policy | Tax & Revenue

    Proposition A: Cigarette, Tobacco, and Nicotine Tax Increase

    Amends Missouri law to increase taxes on cigarettes in 2017, 2019, and 2021, at which point this additional tax will total 23 cents per pack of 20. This amendment also increases the tax paid by sellers on other tobacco products by 5 percent of manufacturer’s invoice price. This amendment further provides that the funds generated by these taxes shall be used exclusively to fund transportation infrastructure projects. These taxes are repealed if a measure to increase any tax or fee on cigarettes or other tobacco products is certified to appear on any local or statewide ballot.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,210,19944.7 %
    No1,494,94955.3 %
    Missouri Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(163)
    (46)(117)
    State Senators(34)
    (9)(25)
    US Representatives(8)
    (2)(6)
    US Senators(2)
    (1)(1)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State
    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President Of The United States -
    State Governor - Missouri's gubernatorial election in 2016 is one of the most watched contests for governor in 2016
    State Lieutenant - Missouri will hold an election for lieutenant governor on November 8, 2016
    State Attorney - Missouri will hold an election for attorney general on November 8, 2016,
    State Secretary - Missouri will hold an election for secretary of state on November 8, 2016.
    Legislative Branch
    State House - All 163 seats in the chamber are up for election in 2016
    State Senate - total of 18 seats out of the chamber's 34 seats are up for election in 2016
    US House - Voters will elect eight candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's eight congressional districts.
    US Senate - Voters in Missouri will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 8, 2016.
    Judicial Branch
    State Judges - Three seats on Missouri's state-level courts are up for retention elections on November 8, 2016
    Local Judges -
    Candidates
    Missouri Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? Yes
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? Yes

    Missouri is one of the 34 states that require a write-in presidential candidate to file some paperwork in advance of an election. A write-in candidate for the presidency must file a declaration of intent with the secretary of state in order to have his or her votes tallied. This form must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the second Friday preceding the general election

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