2012 MISSOURI ELECTION CALENDAR
|OFFICIAL ELECTION DAY||STYLE OF ELECTION/VOTER INSTRUCTION||LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE|
|February 7||Presidential Preference Primary Available for public elections||January 11|
|March 6||Charter cities and charter counties ONLY||February 8|
|April 3||General Municipal Election Day||March 7|
|June 5||Available for public elections||May 9|
|August 7||Primary Election||July 11|
|November 6||General Election||October 10|
Additional election information for Missouri is located on the Missouri Secretary of State's website: http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/
Qualifications to Vote:
U.S. citizen and a Missouri resident
be at least 18 years old by the election date
cannot be adjudged incapacitated
cannot be confined under sentence of imprisonment
cannot be on probation or parole after conviction of a felony until finally discharged
cannot be a person after conviction of a felony or misdemeanor connected with the right of suffrage (RSMo 115.133)
Mexico-Audrain County League of Women Voters is actively involved in projects and activities leading toward a shared vision of the future for our community.
A Study of the City of Mexico as a Sustainable Community
A two year study of the City of Mexico as a sustainable community was completed in December, 1999, focusing on infrastructure, tax issues, housing and economic development, boundaries and transportation.
The study was selected by the members. Tanna Parrish, Public Works Director for the City of Mexico, provided information to the League about the Comprehensive Plan - the official document adopted by the City of Mexico as a policy guide for continued orderly development of the community.
After completing the study, a series of consensus questions was presented to the membership. (Consensus questions are a particular kind of discussion question used to find areas of member agreement as a basis for action.) A formal position was adopted from the results of the consensus questions.
POSITION PAPER FOR A STUDY OF THE CITY
AS A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY
Areas of Concern: Infrastructure, Tax Issues, Housing and Economic Development, Boundaries, Transportation.
The Mexico-Audrain County League of Women Voters supports the Comprehensive Plan as the City of Mexico's primary planning tool for sustaining the community.
The League also supports the implementation of the goals stated in the Comprehensive Plan in the following areas: Infrastructure, Tax Issues, Housing and Economic Development, Boundaries and Transportation.
Comments: The City of Mexico should consider: the use of taxes to improve and include more services such as picking up trash and lawn clippings; installation of a traffic light in the Highway 54-Teal Lake Road-Tech School area and the Home Decorator's Highway 54 entrance; the feasibility of a shuttle service to accommodate workers lacking late night private transportation; cooperating with the Housing Authority to relieve the stigma of public housing, making these rental properties more appealing.
The City of Mexico should periodically evaluate the Comprehensive Plan to insure that goals are sustaining our community.
A Study on Planning and Zoning in the State of Missouri: Getting a Grip on Growth
The purpose is to decide, through this two year study and consensus, what the characteristics are for good, healthy, sustainable growth. From this, positions will be developed to enable local Leagues to work effectively at the state, county and local levels to succeed at effectively interacting with their communities on issues of primary concern in planning and zoning.
Planning and Zoning Concerns Include:
*Minimizing the adverse affects of "sprawl."
*Protecting valuable farmland.
*Preventing environmental degradation.
*Providing infrastructure costs for development.
*Ensuring development of affordable, low-density housing.
*Incorporating alternative transportation to new developments.
*Minimizing health concerns by providing adequate sewage and water services.
*Preserving property values, especially in residential areas.
*Minimizing the decay of central city cores.
The question posed to the Mexico-Audrain County LWV is "To what extent is planning and zoning needed within the county to protect the interests and assets of its citizens?"
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Resale Shop at 623 E. Holt , Mexico, MO
Open 9:00a.m. - 3:30p.m., Mon. - Fri.
9:00a.m. - 12:00 noon, Sat.
Donated items for sale include: Baby Clothes, Adult Clothing (all sizes), Household Goods, Books, Collectibles, Toys, and More...
Donations to a Not-For-Profit agency are tax deductible.