Jefferson City Rejects Annexation Plan
The proposal passed in the city with 2,291 voting yes, and 461 voting no. But, in the area proposed for annexation, only 19 residents voted yes while 32 voted no. The annexation needed at least two-thirds approval in both areas.
The city clerk's office reports only about 10% of registered voters cast ballots.
"I think it's a shame. It's a disgrace to the United States to have turnout like this," said voter Frank Rycyk. "People are fighting and dying for the right to vote. We should get out and vote here, even if there is only one issue on the ballot."
The clerk's office says the annexation issue also will be on the April ballot.