Mexico-Audrain League of Women Voters

Subtitle

Missouri Election Calendar and League Studies

2016 MISSOURI ELECTION CALENDAR


Additional election information for Missouri is located on the Missouri Secretary of State's website: http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/  or you can contact them by email: [email protected]

Official
Election Day

Style of Election

Last Day to
Register to Vote

First Day for
Candidate Filing

Last Day for
Candidate Filing

Final Certification
Date

February 2, 2016

 

Bond elections may be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in February but no other issue shall be included on the ballot for such election.

January 6, 2016

October 13, 2015
[Jurisdictions in
Kansas City begin filing
October 20, 2015]

November 17, 2015

November 24, 2015

March 8, 2016
(see local charter)

Charter cities and charter counties ONLY

February 10, 2016

November 17, 2015
[Jurisdictions in
Kansas City begin filing
November 24, 2015]

December 22, 2015

December 29, 2015

March 15, 2016

Presidential Preference
Primary

February 17, 2016

December 1, 2015

December 29, 2015

January 5, 2016

April 5, 2016

General Municipal Election
Day

March 9, 2016

December 15, 2015
[Candidates for offices in Kansas
City, contact the Kansas City Board
of Elections, Platte County Board of
Elections, Cass County Clerk, or
Clay County Board of Elections for
filing dates]

January 19, 2016

January 26, 2016

August 2, 2016

Primary Election

July 6, 2016

February 23, 2016

March 29, 2016

May 24, 2016

November 8, 2016

General Election

October 12, 2016

July 19, 2016*
[Jurisdictions in
Kansas City begin filing
July 26, 2016]

August 23, 2016*

August 30, 2016


Voter Registration

Qualifications to Vote:

  • U.S. citizen and a Missouri resident

  • be at least 18 years old by the election date

  • cannot be adjudged incapacitated

  • cannot be confined under sentence of imprisonment

  • cannot be on probation or parole after conviction of a felony until finally discharged

  • cannot be a person after conviction of a felony or misdemeanor connected with the right of suffrage (RSMo 115.133)

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Mexico-Audrain County League of Women Voters is actively involved in projects and activities leading toward a shared vision of the future for our community. 

A Study of the City of Mexico as a Sustainable Community

A two year study of the City of Mexico as a sustainable community was completed in December, 1999,  focusing on infrastructure, tax issues, housing and economic development, boundaries and transportation. 

The study was selected by the members.   Tanna Parrish, Public Works Director for the City of Mexico, provided information to the League about the Comprehensive Plan - the official document adopted by the City of Mexico as a policy guide for continued orderly development of the community.

After completing the study, a series of consensus questions was presented to the membership.  (Consensus questions are a particular kind of discussion question used to find areas of member agreement as a basis for action.)   A formal position was adopted from the results of the consensus questions.

POSITION PAPER FOR A STUDY OF THE CITY OF MEXICO
AS A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY

Areas of Concern: Infrastructure, Tax Issues, Housing and Economic Development, Boundaries, Transportation.

The Mexico-Audrain County League of Women Voters supports the Comprehensive Plan as the City of Mexico's primary planning tool for sustaining the community.

  • The League encourages the use of citizen input in the development of each new Comprehensive Plan.
  • The League encourages increased emphasis on retail development.                   .

The League also supports the implementation of the goals stated in the Comprehensive Plan in the following areas: Infrastructure, Tax Issues, Housing and Economic Development, Boundaries and Transportation.                                      

Comments: The City of Mexico should consider: the use of taxes to improve and include more services such as picking up trash and lawn clippings; installation of a traffic light in the Highway 54-Teal Lake Road-Tech School area and the Home Decorator's Highway 54 entrance; the feasibility of a shuttle service to accommodate workers lacking late night private transportation; cooperating with the Housing Authority to relieve the stigma of public housing, making these rental properties more appealing.

The City of Mexico should periodically evaluate the Comprehensive Plan to insure that goals are sustaining our community.

A Study on Planning and Zoning in the State of Missouri: Getting a Grip on Growth

The purpose is to decide, through this two year study and consensus, what the characteristics are for good, healthy, sustainable growth.   From this, positions will be developed to enable local Leagues to work effectively at the state, county and local levels to succeed at effectively interacting with their communities on issues of primary concern in planning and zoning.

Planning and Zoning Concerns Include:

*Minimizing the adverse affects of "sprawl."

*Protecting valuable farmland.

*Preventing environmental degradation.

*Providing infrastructure costs for development.

*Ensuring development of affordable, low-density housing.

*Incorporating alternative transportation to new developments.

*Minimizing health concerns by providing adequate sewage and water services.

*Preserving property values, especially in residential areas.

*Minimizing the decay of central city cores.

The question posed to the Mexico-Audrain County LWV is "To what extent is planning and zoning needed within the county to protect the interests and assets of its citizens?"

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9:00a.m. - 12:00 noon,  Sat.

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