Ballot Questions

A special question election has been called and will be held in conjunction with the general election on November 7, 2017, regarding sales tax renewal proposals for public transportation, infrastructure and equipment, and affordable housing.

Shall the City of Lawrence, Kansas be authorized to impose a special purpose city retailers’ sales tax in the amount of two-tenths of one percent (0.2%) on retail sales consummated within the City of Lawrence, Kansas, for the purposes of operating a City Public Transit System, including purchasing and maintaining buses and other transit vehicles, transit facilities, and equipment and such other transit-related purposes as may be in the best interest of the City, the collection of such sales tax to commence on April 1, 2019 and shall terminate ten years after its commencement, all in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 12-187 et seq., and amendments thereto?
Shall the City of Lawrence, Kansas be authorized to impose a special purpose city retailers’ sales tax in the amount of three-tenths of one percent (0.3%) on retail sales consummated within the City of Lawrence, Kansas, for the purposes of constructing, improving, and maintaining public streets, sidewalks, storm water facilities, and recreational trails, bikeways, and paths including residential traffic calming devices, residential curb and gutter replacement, improvements to crosswalks and accessible ramps, reconstruction of roads and intersections, purchasing fire apparatus and related fire equipment including radios and personal protective equipment, and such other related street, sidewalk, storm water, and recreational path infrastructure, and fire equipment purposes as may be in the best interest of the City, the collection of such sales tax to commence on April 1, 2019 and shall terminate ten years after its commencement, all in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 12-187 et seq., and amendments thereto?
Shall the City of Lawrence, Kansas be authorized to impose a special purpose city retailers’ sales tax in the amount of five one-hundredths of one percent (0.05%) in the City of Lawrence, Kansas, for the purposes of providing and improving the quality, availability, and affordability of housing in Lawrence; acquiring land for future affordable housing units; investing in private/public partnerships for the provision of affordable housing; and such other related affordable housing purposes as may be in the best interest of the City, the collection of such sales tax to commence on April 1, 2019 and shall terminate ten years after its commencement, all in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 12-187 et seq., and amendments thereto?

Voting Details

The polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and will close at 7:00 p.m. on November 7, 2017. The voting places in the City, and the area each voting place will serve, will be as follows:

Precinct Building Name Location
1 Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department 200 Maine Street
2 Lawrence Public Library 707 Vermont Street
3 & 7 Carnegie Building 200 W. 9th Street
4 USD 497 Administration Center 110 McDonald Drive
5 Comfort Inn and Suites 151 McDonald Drive
6 Deerfield Elementary 101 Lawrence Avenue
8 & 40 Trinity Lutheran Church 1245 New Hampshire Street
9 & 21 Hillcrest Elementary School 1045 Hilltop Drive
10 & 15 Immanuel Lutheran Church 2104 W. 15th Street
11 Christ Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church 2312 Harvard Road
12 First Baptist Church 1330 Karold Drive
13 American Legion 3408 W. 6th Street
14 First Presbyterian Church 2415 Clinton Parkway
16 Lawrence 360° Church 3200 Clinton Parkway
17 Holcom Park Recreation Center 2700 W. 27th Street
18 Mustard Seed Church 700 Wakarusa Drive
19 Brandon Woods 4730 Brandon Woods Terrace
20 & 71 First Southern Baptist Church 4300 W. 6th Street
22 & 76 Lawrence Free Methodist Church 3001 Lawrence Avenue
23 Presbyterian Manor 1429 Kasold Drive
24 Arbor Court at Alvamar 1510 St. Andrews Drive
25 Central United Methodist Church 1501 Massachusetts Street
26 Cordley Elementary School 1837 Vermont Street
27 & 28 Centennial Adult Education Center 2145 Louisiana Street
29 Checkers Foods 2300 Louisiana Street
30 Schwegler Elementary School 2201 Ousdahl Street
31 Southside Church of Christ 1105 W. 25th Street
32 United Way Building 2518 Ridge Court
33 Vintage Church 501 New Hampshire Street
34 Haskell University – Auditorium 155 Indian Avenue, Box 5026
35 East Lawrence Recreation Center 1245 E. 15th Street
36 & 77 Douglas County Fairgrounds Building #21 2110 Harper Street
37 Lawrence College & Career Center 2910 Haskell Avenue
38 Prairie Park Elementary 2711 Kensington Road
39 New York Elementary School 936 New York Street
41 Lawrence Union Pacific Depot (Visitor Center) 402 N. 2nd Street
42 Church of Christ 201 N. Michigan Street
43 & 70 Theatre Lawrence 4660 Bauer Farm Drive
44 Lawrence Heights Christian Church 2321 Peterson Road
45 Golf Course Superintendents HQ 1421 Research Park Drive
46 Southwest Middle School 2511 Inverness Drive
47 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 2211 Inverness Drive
48 Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living 4851 Harvard Road
49 Corpus Christi Catholic Church 6001 Bob Billings Way
74 Sports Pavilion Lawrence 100 Rock Chalk Lane

Contacts

Leslie Soden, Mayor
(913) 890-3647
lsoden@lawrenceks.org

Stuart Boley, Vice-Mayor
979-6699
sboley@lawrenceks.org

Mike Amyx, Commissioner
(w) 842-9425 (h) 843-3089
mamyx@lawrenceks.org

Matthew Herbert, Commissioner
550-2085
matthewjherbert@gmail.com

Lisa Larsen, Commissioner
331-9162
llarsen@lawrenceks.org

Tom Markus, City Manager
832-3400
tmarkus@lawrenceks.org