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November 5 Election Results, By The Numbers

Laura Spencer

Updated 5:36 a.m.

The ballot issues Tuesday were on the Missouri side of the Kansas City area, including the largest tax increase in Jackson County in more than two decades. Voter turnout was, as expected, light.

The results below are unofficial until certified.

Here are the latest numbers:

Blue Springs, Mo. Parks Sales Tax:
In Blue Springs, voters defeated a permanent half-cent sales tax that would have raised $3 million a year for parks-related projects, including community recreation centers.

With all precincts reporting:
YES: 45.24%
NO: 54.76%

Clay County Constitution:
A proposed county constitution drafted by the Clay County Constitution Commission was turned down by voters in Clay County, Mo.

With all precincts reporting:
YES: 37.17%
NO: 62.83%

Jackson County Translational Medicine Tax:

Jackson County, Mo. voters  have rejected by a large margin an initiative to develop translational medicine in the region. If passed, the county sales tax would have been raised by a half cent for 20 years, generating $800 million for medical research.

With all precincts reporting:
YES: 15.76%
NO: 84.24%

Liberty, Mo. Schools Tax:
Voters passed a property tax increase to expand schools, update technology and improve facilities in Liberty, Mo.  The levy will be increased by $0.36 for every $100 of assessed value and would generate about $3 million a year.

With all precincts reporting:
YES: 58.08%
NO: 41.92%

Weston, Mo. Infrastructure Bond Issue:
Voters overwhelmingly approved a bond issue for infrastructure improvements to sewer lines, curbs and sidewalks.

With all precincts reporting:
YES: 81.38%
NO: 18.62%

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