Proposed County Charter Amendment Ballot Questions

The Jackson County Legislature has approved Ordinance #5102, placing seven questions on the November 6, 2018, general election ballot, asking the county's voters to amend the Jackson County Charter. The seven charter amendment questions are listed below. (Approved amendments would take effect January 1, 2019.)

  1. QUESTION 1
  2. Article II
  3.  Article III

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Shall Sections 6, 12, 13, 15, and 16 of Article II and Section 6.1 of Article III of the Jackson County Charter, adopted by vote on November 3, 1970, and as amended in public vote on August 8, 1978, April 2, 1985, November 4, 1986, August 2, 1994, and August 3, 2010, be amended in various sections to provide term limits for members of the County Legislature, to eliminate the County Executive’s power to veto an ordinance passed by the County Legislature to submit a charter amendment to the voters, to eliminate the County Executive’s power to line-item veto a portion or portions of an appropriation ordinance, to modify the specific circumstances under which members of the County Legislature shall forfeit office, to provide a salary increase for members of the County Legislature, to grant the County Legislature the power to disapprove the County Executive’s appointment of acting or interim department directors and other officers, to grant the County Legislature the power to amend the adopted county budget, and to clarify the authority of advisors employed by the County Legislature?

__ Yes 

__ No 

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  1. QUESTION 2
  2. Article III

Shall Article III of the Jackson County Charter, adopted by vote on November 3, 1970, and as amended in public vote on August 8, 1978, April 2, 1985, November 4, 1986, August 2, 1994, and August 3, 2010, be amended in various sections to provide term limits for the County Executive, to set out specific circumstances under which the County Executive shall forfeit office, to restrict the power of the County Executive to employ experts and consultants, to require the County Executive to notify the County Legislature of any correction of errors in assessment and tax records, and to provide a salary increase for the County Executive?

__ Yes

__ No

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  1. QUESTION 3
  2. Article IV
  3. Article VII

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Shall Sections 6 and 7 of Article IV and Sections 1, 4, and 6 of Article VII of the Jackson County Charter, adopted by vote on November 3, 1970, and as amended in public vote on August 8, 1978, April 2, 1985, November 4, 1986, August 2, 1994, and August 3, 2010, be amended to provide term limits for the Sheriff, to set out specific circumstances under which the Sheriff shall forfeit office, to grant the Sheriff the duty and authority to operate the county detention center and other detention facilities, to grant the Sheriff limited authority to enter into contracts to support the Sheriff’s Office, and to provide a salary increase for the Sheriff?

__ Yes

__ No

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  1. QUESTION 4
  2. Article V
  3. Article VII
  4. Article IX

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Shall Sections 1, 3, 5, and 7 of Article V, Section 7 of Article VII, and Section 2 of Article IX of the Jackson County Charter, adopted by vote on November 3, 1970, and as amended in public vote on August 8, 1978, April 2, 1985, November 4, 1986, August 2, 1994, and August 3, 2010, be amended to provide term limits for the Prosecuting Attorney, to set out specific circumstances under which the Prosecuting Attorney shall forfeit office, to grant the Prosecuting Attorney broad authority over the County’s anti-drug/anti-crime sales tax subject to prescribed legislative oversight and limited authority to enter into contracts to support the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, to grant the Prosecuting Attorney sole authority to prosecute cases in County Municipal Court, to provide a salary increase for the Prosecuting Attorney, and to place attorneys and investigators within the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office under the County’s merit system of personnel administration?

__ Yes

__ No

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  1. QUESTION 5
  2. Article V

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Shall Sections 6 and 7 of Article V of the Jackson County Charter, adopted by vote on November 3, 1970, and as amended in public vote on August 8, 1978, April 2, 1985, November 4, 1986, August 2, 1994, and August 3, 2010, be amended to grant the County Legislature the authority to remove the County Counselor and to restrict the County Counselor’s authority to enter into contracts for legal services without legislature approval and to file lawsuits involving the County Legislature?

__ Yes

__ No

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  1. QUESTION 6
  2. Article VII

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Shall Section 7 of Article VII of the Jackson County Charter, adopted by vote on November 3, 1970, and as amended in public vote on August 8, 1978, April 2, 1985, November 4, 1986, August 2, 1994, and August 3, 2010, be amended to modify the qualifications for appointment as Judge of the County Municipal Court?

__ Yes

__ No

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  1. QUESTION 7
  2. Article XIII

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Shall Article XIII of the Jackson County Charter, adopted by vote on November 3, 1970, and as amended in public vote on August 8, 1978, April 2, 1985, November 4, 1986, August 2, 1994, and August 3, 2010, be amended to bar a current holder of any other federal, state, or municipal elective office from filing as a candidate for any County elective office?

__ Yes

__ No

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