Sikeston votes yes on renewal of one-cent sales tax

See the unofficial results from special elections held in Sikeston and Senath on Tuesday, August 8.
Published: Aug. 1, 2023 at 6:16 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 8, 2023 at 5:54 PM CDT
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SIKESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - Voters were asked to renew Sikeston’s one-cent sales tax during a special election.

The unofficial results as of August 8 show the yes vote at nearly 71% with the no vote at 29%.

41 voters cast their vote in favor of the renewal, and 17 voted against it.

The tax is a renewal and would not be an extra expense to citizens.

Sikeston City Manager Jonathan Douglass said the tax generates around $4 million a year for the city.

“That money goes into the general fund, so essentially funds all of our different services, police, fire, parks, street, water, airport,” he explained.

That one-cent sales tax has been in place for Sikeston residents since 2004.

That special election will be held in Sikeston on August 8.