Cass County Emergency Sales Tax Implementation (April 2012)

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A Cass County Emergency Sales Tax Implementation measure was on the April 3, 2012 ballot in Cass County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 5,132 (51.5%)Approveda
  • NO 4,833 (48.5%)[1]

This measure sought to implement a sales tax set at a rate of .5 percent in order to help pay for fire protection services, emergency medical, telephone and other emergency services as needed in the county.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall Cass County, Missouri impose a countywide sales tax not to exceed one-half of one percent for the purpose of providing central dispatching of fire protection, emergency ambulance service, including emergency telephone services, and other emergency services, with such sales tax to be reduced to an amount not to exceed one-eighth of one percent at such time as any obligations issued to finance the acquisition, improvement, construction and equipping of facilities and equipment for such purposes have been paid in full?[3]


  1. Cass County Clerk, Current Election Results
  2. Cass County Clerk, Current Sample Ballot
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.