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Local Election Voting Underway

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Greene County voters go to the polls today to decide the fate of a use tax proposal, which could bring an estimated $3 million in additional revenue.

The proposed 1.25 percent use tax is not an increase in local sales tax. It is only applied to out-of-state purchases, including online buys from places that have a local vendor, and taxes on vehicles purchased outside of Missouri.

See our previous reports on the use tax, including comments from Greene County Commissioners Harold Bengsch and Roseann Bentley.

Greene County Administrator Tim Smith is clarifying that a “yes” vote on Proposition A (use tax) means voters are in favor of approval of the measure, while a “no” vote would voters are not in favor of approval.

A use tax is also appearing on the ballot today in Webster and Christian counties.  The State of Missouri and the City of Springfield, along with about 50 counties in the state already implement the use tax.

Voting takes place through 7 p.m. You can visit govotemissouri.com to find your polling place.