Jackson Sales Tax Increase, Proposition 1 (November 2012)

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Jackson Sales Tax Increase, also known as Proposition 1, was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Cape Girardeau County, which is in Missouri, where it was approved.

The proposed measure called for increasing Jackson City's sales tax by 1/4 cent. According to city officials, the revenue would be used for operating costs for a donated 27,000 sq. ft. community center and for park operations and improvements. The increase would raise Jackson's sales tax to 7.225.[1]

Election results

Jackson Sales Tax Prop.
Approveda Yes 3,978 59%

Election results from Cape Girardeau County Election Results Summary

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:[2]

Shall the city of Jackson, Missouri, impose a sales tax of one-quarter of one percent (1/4 of 1%) for the purpose of funding the operation and maintenance of a donated community center building and funding other local park improvements and operations?[3]

Instructions to voters: "if you are in favor of the proposition, place an X in the box opposite 'Yes.' If you are opposed to the proposition, place an X in the box opposite 'No.'"[2]

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External links


  1. Jackson Missouri, "Jackson Sales Tax Increase To Be On November 6 Ballot," accessed October 15, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Southeast Missourian, "Local ballot issues," accessed October 15, 2012
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.