Notice of Election and Requirements


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI
AT KANSAS CITY

IN THE MATTER OF:  )  
  )  
KANSAS CITY MAIN STREET RAIL )                      Case No. 1616-CV13710
TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, )  
  )  
GIBSON “GIB” KERR, et al  )  
  )  
Petitioners  )  
v. )  
MISSOURI HIGHWAYS AND )  
TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, et al )  
  )  
Respondents )  



NOTICE OF ELECTION AND REQUIREMENT TO APPLY FOR BALLOT IN ADVANCE

TAKE NOTICE that by Order of the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri, Hon. J. Dale Youngs, an
election by mail-in ballot has been called for the purpose of considering the question of formation
of a Transportation Development District
(the “District”) in that area specifically described in
the Second Amended Petition in this proceeding on file in the office of the Court Administrator of
the Circuit Court  of Jackson County, Missouri and located generally (but the specific legal
description controls) between State Line Road on the west to Campbell Street on the east, and from
the Missouri River on the north to 53rd Street on the south, for the purpose of developing and
funding the following transportation project: the design, construction, ownership and/or operation
of a fixed rail streetcar line between River Market and the vicinity of the UMKC Volker campus
(including specifically an extension of the existing streetcar line further south from its current
terminus at Union Station), and all elements thereof,
including without limitation a maintenance
facility, operating within the boundaries of, or serving and benefiting, the proposed District, and
to have the power to fund the proposed project upon separate voter approval by certain specified
potential funding methods subject to approval at one or more future elections.

In order to vote in this mail-in election, you must

  • Reside within the boundary of the District
  • Apply for a ballot, beginning on April 5, 2017
  • Be a registered voter at the time you apply for a ballot
  • Provide proof of voter registration at the time you apply for a ballot as discussed below
  • Return the application for a ballot no later than 5:00 p.m. CDT on May 23, 2017

 

Applications for a ballot will be available between April 5, 2017 and May 23, 2017, as follows:

  • Download from www.16thcircuit.org/streetcar (internet access required), or
  • Pick up at the Jackson County Courthouse, 415 East 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106, Third Floor, Room 303, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays

 

You will not receive a ballot unless

  • you submit a valid application in accordance with the instructions on the application, and
  • your application is received by the Circuit Court Administrator’s office before 5:00 p.m. CDT on May 23, 2017

 

Ballots will be mailed on June 20, 2017, only to those who have timely and validly applied for a
ballot
. Ballots will be due for return no later than 5 p.m. CDT on August 1, 2017 in accordance
with instructions on the ballot.

IMPORTANT: You must be a registered voter residing within the boundary of the proposed District in
order to submit an application for a ballot.  A map of the boundary of the District may be obtained
at  the Jackson County Courthouse, 415 East 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106, Third Floor,
Room 303, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal
holidays, or view the map online at www.16thcircuit.org/streetcar. Contact the Kansas City
Board of Election Commissioners at (816) 842-4820 if you wish to register to vote. You must include
proof of voter registration from the election authority when returning the application. Proof of
voter registration includes a copy of the applicant’s official Voter ID card, or a written
statement from the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners confirming voter registration status
of the applicant, or go to www.kceb.org to print proof of registration using the "Check Your Voter
Status" box. Voter registration will be confirmed prior to mailing of ballots.

Questions should be addressed to (816) 881-6671.