Sales Tax Renewal Election
The 3/4 of a cent sales tax renewal ballot measure passed during the June 21st mail-in election.
This means the overall sales tax rate will stay at 9.75%, the 3/4 of a cent sales tax will continue until 2032, and the City can use the generated funds for maintaining and creating capital infrastructure here in De Soto.
About the Sales Tax Election
In June, De Soto voters have the opportunity to consider the renewal of a 3/4 of a cent sales tax that has been dedicated to funding capital project (road, sewer, & water) improvements throughout the city for 20 years. Like all special sales taxes, it can only be approved for 10 years before needing to be renewed by voters.
The sales tax is set to expire in July of this summer, so registered voters will receive a mail-in ballot by early June (due June 21, 2022) to vote whether to continue investments in the City's infrastructure through the collection of this tax.
Please use these pages to learn more about the election.
Things to Know:
- The special sales tax can only be used to fund infrastructure improvement projects in De Soto:
City Streets Sidewalks Water/Sewer Drainage Systems Bridges Street Lighting/Traffic Improvements
- Voting 'Yes' means your overall sales tax rate would stay the same at 9.75%, and the 3/4-cent special sales tax would continue until 2032. The City of De Soto would be allowed to use the approximately $600,000 generated each year to fund the City's infrastructure projects.
- Voting 'No' means the sales tax would expire in July 2022, and the City will have to consider alternative ways to fund the capital project improvements.
- Read the Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about the special sales tax renewal, including what projects have been previously funded by the sales tax, how much it impacts the average shopper, and why we use sales tax instead of other forms of funding like an increase in property taxes.
Mail-In Ballot Election: June 1st - June 21st
Ballots will be delivered to every registered voter in De Soto on or around June 1st. Simply mark your choice ("Yes" or "No"), sign, and return the ballot by mail in the provided postage-paid envelope to the Johnson County Election Office. All ballots are due back to the election office by noon, June 21st.
- For the exact ballot language, please visit the Election Information Page.
- Register to vote here: Welcome to the On-Line Voter Registration Page (ks.gov)