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June 2, Use Tax Election

Due to the concern surrounding COVID-19, Governor Parson signed Executive Order 20-13 ordering all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled for April 7, 2020 to be postponed to June 2, 2020.

Therefore, on June 2, 2020, Lee's Summit voters will be presented with three ballot questions. One question for a City councilmember from each district and for municipal judge division 263. The third question is regarding a local use tax. 

COUNCILMEMBERS & JUDGE

A municipal election will be held for one councilmember in each of the four Lee’s Summit City Council Districts and for Municipal Judge Division 263, each for a four-year term. At said election, there shall be one candidate elected for the following positions:

A Member of City Council from District 1 for a Term of Four (4) years: 
Hillary Shields 
Robert L. Dye 
Stephen T. Lambert 

A Member of City Council from District 2 for a Term of Four (4) years: 
Roberta Gough 
Steve Lee 
Timothy J. Shrout 
Andrew S. Felker 

A Member of City Council from District 3 for a Term of Four (4) years: 
Phyllis Q. Edson 
Rocco Florio 

A Member of City Council from District 4 for a Term of Four (4) years: 
Fred DeMoro 
Donald Funk 

A Municipal Judge for Division I (Municipal Division No. 263 of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit) of the City of Lee's Summit for a term of four (4) years: 
James M. Tobin 

USE TAX Ballot Language

Shall the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri impose a local use tax at the same rate as the total local sales tax rate, currently 2.25%, provided that if the local sales tax rate is reduced or raised by voter approval, the local use tax rate shall also be reduced or raised by the same action? A use tax return shall not be required to be filed by persons whose purchases from out-of-state vendors do not in total exceed two thousand dollars in any calendar year.

If this question is approved, the City of Lee's Summit would begin collecting a use tax from sales made to Lee's Summit buyers by online and out of state vendors that are not currently taxed. The funds derived from the use tax will fund municipal costs and expenses, including police and fire safety, transportation and other capital improvements, and parks and recreation.

Use Tax Details