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Election Day: What's On The Ballot?

Laura Spencer

Voters go to the polls for Election Day on April 2, 2013 in many cities across the Kansas City metropolitan area. Decisions will be made about bond issues, school board and mayoral races, and more.

What's on the ballot?


Johnson County (includes election issues for Bonner Springs, De Soto, Edgerton, Fairway, Gardner, Lake Quivira, Lenexa, Merriam, Mission Hills, Mission Woods, Olathe, Overland Park, Roeland Park, Shawnee, Spring Hill, Westwood Hills)

Kansas City, Kan.Seats on the Unified Government's board of commissioners and the Kansas City, Kan. Board of Public Utilities are up for grabs. Also, on the ballot, Mark Holland and Janet Murguia are vying to be the new mayor and CEO of the Unified Government.

Listen to KCUR's story about the mayoral race here.

Douglas County (includes election issues for Lawrence, Baldwin City, Eudora, and Lecompton)

Leavenworth County and City


Jackson County (includes election issues for Blue Springs, Buckner, Grain Valley, Grandview, Greenwood, Lake Lotowana, Lake Tapawingo, Lee's Summit, Levasy, Lone Jack, Oak Grove, Raytown, River Bend, Sibley, Sugar Creek, and Town of Unity Village)

Kansas City, Mo.Kansas City voters will consider renewing a health tax levy (Question 1), removing exemptions from the city's hotel tax (Question 2), and limiting the city's future future financial involvement in weapons manufacturing plants (Question 3).

Listen to KCUR's stories about Question 1 here, and Question 3 here.

Clay County (includes election issues for Avondale, Birmingham, Claycomo, Excelsior springs, Gladstone, Glenaire, Holt, Kearney, Lawson, Liberty, Missouri City, Mosby, North Kansas City, Oakview, Oakwood, Pleasant Valley, Prathersville, Randolph, and Smithville)

Platte County (includes election issues for Camden Point, Edgerton, Farley, Ferrelview, Houston Lake, Iatan, Lake Waukomis, Northmoor, Parkville, Platte City, Ridgely, Tracy, Weatherby Lake, and Weston)

Find out more about KCUR's election coverage here.

Kansas City is known for its style of jazz, influenced by the blues, as the home of Walt Disney’s first animation studio and the headquarters of Hallmark Cards. As one of KCUR’s arts reporters, I want people here to know a wide range of arts and culture stories from across the metropolitan area. I take listeners behind the scenes and introduce them to emerging artists and organizations, as well as keep up with established institutions. Send me an email at lauras@kcur.org or follow me on Twitter @lauraspencer.
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