Voters in Jackson and Clay Counties are being asked to approve a one-eighth cent sales tax that proponents say could generate up to 14 million dollars per year.  Officials in Platte and Cass County have resisted putting the measure on their ballots arguing against costs for what they termed a forced special election.

Zoo officials are also  hopeful in the future they’ll be able to reach across the state line and ask for financial support.

The process is also being monitored by an international contingent. Six Iraqi election officials will be at the Kansas City Board of Elections as part of a State Department sponsored leadership program.

In Jackson County the only other items on the ballot are to fill unexpired terms in the 39th and 41st Legislative districts. Only the 39th is contested.  In Clay County there are other tax questions for residents in Claycomo, Kearney, Missouri City and the Liberty School District.

Ray Read of affiliate KCMO contributed to this report.