Explainer: See Sample Ballots in Missouri; Joplin Proposition Public Safety is for city of Joplin residents only

“Individuals voting in the Primary Election may select a party ballot of their choice (Section 115.121.2, RSMo.). Voters who do not wish to select a party ballot may request a ballot containing other issues, if their jurisdiction’s ballot contains issues.” — Mo. Sec. of State, John R. Ashcroft
SAMPLE BALLOT - CHARLIE DAVIS
Sample ballot page for those living in city of Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri. August 2, 2022 is voting day.

JOPLIN, Mo. —The 2022 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.  Registered voters will vote for their party of choice to determine nominations for the final elections on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

The sample ballot from Jasper County Clerk Charlie Davis can be viewed below, scroll through the window, there are 33 pages. Not all pages apply to one person’s ballot.

JASPER CO MO OFFICIAL SAMPLE BALLOT - 8-2-2022

“Individuals voting in the Primary Election may select a party ballot of their choice (Section 115.121.2, RSMo.). Voters who do not wish to select a party ballot may request a ballot containing other issues, if their jurisdiction’s ballot contains issues.” — Mo. Sec. of State, John R. Ashcroft

To see your ballot in Newton County or any other address in Missouri, click 👉🏽 here then enter your address.

PROPOSITION PUBLIC SAFETY—JOPLIN CITY

The proposed property tax will levy a $1 tax per $100 of ASSESSED value for real estate and personal property.  Assessed valuation and value are two totally different figures. Look at your personal property tax and property tax statements.

  • To calculate your RESIDENTIAL actual cost use your “assessed valuation” from the Jasper County Assessors Office * 0.19 / 100 = tax increase.
  • To calculate your PERSONAL PROPERTY actual cost use “assessed valuation” from the Jasper County Assessors Office * 0.33 / 100 = tax increase

This proposition only applies to those who live in the Joplin city limits.

  • $21 MONTH – Median house in Joplin is $133,250 tax would increase, if you rent?  Then ignore this figure.
  • .91 cents MONTH – Vehicle assessed at $3,300 would increase ($18,000 car assessed for $3300 in 2021, much lower than you would think).
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Wording as it appears on the ballot Tuesday for voters only within Joplin limits of Joplin.

The website SAFER JOPLIN is educating voters on the proposition.  Erica is the wife of a Joplin Police K9 officer. Hear her thoughts:

This is a son of one Joplin Police officer:

 

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Joplin has one of the highest sales tax in the state.  However one of the lowest property taxes in the state.

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Other areas comparable to Joplin in size/population and their tax rates.

“City services are predominately funded through taxes generated locally. Cities in Missouri are mostly funded through a combination of sales and property tax. The City of Joplin is near the top of comparable cities for sales tax but is among the lowest for property tax.” – Proposition Public Safety S.A.F.E.R.

Property Tax Rates Comparablea

City services are predominately funded through taxes generated locally. Cities in Missouri are mostly funded through a combination of sales and property tax. The City of Joplin is near the top of comparable cities for sales tax but is among the lowest for property tax.

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