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November 2014 Election Thank you everyone who participated in the forum for the November 4, 2014 election co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri and KRCU 90.9/88.9 FM:
8th U.S. Congressional District
Doug Enyart, Constitution Party
Terry Hampton, Independent Candidate
Jason Smith, Republican Party
Barbara Stocker, Democratic Party
Rick Vandeven, Libertarian Party
147th Missouri State Representative District
Gary Gaines, Democratic Party
Kathy Swan, Republican Party
Greg Tlapek, Libertarian Party
Dr. Wayne Bowen and Peter Kerr spoke on the City of Cape Girardeau tax issue.
The Southeast Missourian webpage has a story about the forum and a video. Go to:
Also, the video is posted on You Tube:
The forum will be played on the Cape Girardeau public access television channel 993 continuously until Monday, September 29. After that, it will be played in rotation with other programs until the election.
Here is the story from KRCU. They will be adding audio of the forum.
Also, thanks to moderator Dr. Frank Nickell, Dan Woods from KRCU, Allison Davis from the Concourse, Fred Lynch from the Southeast Missourian, Nicolette Brennan from the City of Cape Girardeau Public Information Office, and the League members.
November 2014 Election Ballot Issues
To read the statewide ballot issues, go to: http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2014ballot/
City of Cape Girardeau ballot issue:
Shall the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri extend the imposition of the city’s existing fire sales tax of one-eighth of one percent (1/8 of 1%) beyond its current expiration date of the purpose of providing revenues for the operation of the Cape Girardeau Municipal Fire Department? This one-eighth of one percent (1/8 of 1%) sales tax extension shall expire on December 31, 2035.
August 5 Election
This is the date for the Primary election for county, state offices and US 8th district Congressional seat. Sample ballot can be seen by clicking of this link: August_2014_Primary_Sample_BallotmwWAmN_(1).pdf
Missouri is an open primary system. This means that you can select the party ballot that you wish: Constitution, Democratic, Libertarian, or Republican. This is independant of any registered affliliation.
Also on the ballot are potential amendments to the MO constitution and one Cape County ballot initiative.
The LWVMO has studied the ballot initiatives and has positions on 3 of the 5 Constitutional Ammendments: This summary analysis can be viewed at the following link: http://www.lwvmissouri.org
A pdf version of this document can be viewed by clicking on this link: 2014-statewide-ballot-issues-info-sheet-july-11-2014.pdf
At the invitation of the PEO group in Cape Girardeau, Jill Rickard and Sue Brockett presented a discussion of the ballot issues including the Cape County proposition K. The slides from the presentation are attached:CapeLWV_PEOTalk.pptx.
The Proposion K is a ballot initiative to help with needs of unserved children in Cape Giradeau county. The ballot petiton received the required number of signatures andwas certified by the Cape Couny Commision. The following is a link to the group behind the initiative: http://kidsfirstcape.com
Next League Events and Programs
Stay tuned for the Fall 2014 program!
LWVSEMO has many capable speakers who are available to speak to your group on election issues. Call us at 573-450-2493.
How do I register to vote in Cape Girardeau County?
How do I register to vote in other SEMO counties? Go to the lower right corner to select your county and find the location and phone number of the county registration service.
Where do I vote?
Elections scheduled for 2014
August 5, 2014. Primary election with ballot issues.
November 4, 2014. General election. (Registration deadline: October 8.)
Vote411 Voter Guide. The LWVMO has adopted the vote411.org as our voter guide. Click here to use the voter guide.