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2000 Census to Change Council Districts: Northeast Resident Input Sought to Influence New Boundaries
Map and article about the redrawing of "boundaries for the nine congressional districts based on Census 2000 data" in Kansas City, Missouri by the Missouri State Legislature. Description of the Northeast...
A Comparison: Three Hundred and Eighty-six Electors Sign Mr. Slavens' Certificate
List of some of the citizens of Westport voting in the 1894 mayoral election.
Census Changes School District Boundaries: Northeast Split between Three Subdistricts
Map and article about the "new subdistrict boundaries for the Kansas City, Mo. School District" resulting in potential "shaky representation for Northeast" with its division into three of the different...
Eight articles in the newspaper concerning the annexation of the town of Westport into the city of Kansas City, Missouri, discussing the positive and negative aspects of the change considered by the voting...
Control of Late Father's Stock Goes to Mariner Kemper
February 1, 2014
Article announces that Chief Executive Officer of UMB Financial Corperation, Mariner Kemper, has inherited voting control of more than 3.4 million shares of the banking institution previously held by his...
Council Districts Divide Northeast
The City Council's Operations Committee discussed the proposed redistricting based on the Census 2000 figures. Article expresses concern on the Northeast neighborhoods split between the First and Third...
Council Lines Drawn, and Residents Bristle
October 24, 2011
Due to shifts in population indicated by the 2010 Census, the Kansas City Council will redraw six council district boundaries. This will be the second time this year the lines are redrawn because the "new...
First Voting Machine Election Tuesday
Short article with diagram of how to use the new voting machine in three steps, for the upcoming school levy election.
Has Kept Faith: Remarkable Record of Martin Rice, of Lone Jack
Portrait and biographical article about Martin Rice, "the oldest resident of the village of Lone Jack, in the southwestern part of Jackson county." Born in Tennessee in 1814 and brought to Jackson County...
Here Are the Final Votes, County by County
Election results by county, district, and voting issue, concentrating on city council members.
Hispanic Community Threatens Lawsuit
Map and article about the redrawing of "councilmanic boundaries for the population reported in the 2000 Census" resulting in evenly divided numbers of Hispanic residents among districts in Kansas City,...
Historic Northeast Divided
Article about the upcoming redistricting of Northeast Kansas City with conflicts between "two interest groups: Historic Northeast residents residents and the burgeoning Hispanic population."
Keep Northeast Separate
Announcement of the "redrawing" of the the "district boundaries" of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, involving the effort of the Northeast neighborhood to keep its voting districts south of the Missouri...
Many Cities Lack Voting Machines
Article about the reasons for and methods used in voting machines, not used by cities near Kansas City.
Map of Clay County, Missouri
Map showing the locations of the three state representative voting districts in Clay County, Missouri.
More Blacks Head to Polls, but Influence Is Questioned
November 7, 1984
News article about the lack of significance of greater black voting turnout in the 1984 elections in comparison to the 1980 elections. There were "10,000 more voters in Kansas City's predominantly black...
Museum Plan Draws Fire from North Area
Map, illustration, and article about the controversy surrounding the "proposal to increase the Kansas City museum tax" for "operation of a proposed science museum at Union Station" with revenues only planned...
Tuesday's Election--The Vote by Wards
Table showing the amounts of votes for Westport mayoral candidates by voting wards.
Voting Made Easier
Article providing a description of the new voting machines, the first of their kind in Kansas City.
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