(WICHITA, Kan.) — As advance ballots go out for a special election on a hotel sales tax, some Wichita voters say they do not understand the question.
A petition drive forced a Feb. 28 public vote on a guest tax incentive for the Ambassador Hotel project at Douglas and Broadway. Since mail-in ballots have gone out to voters, the city says its received dozens of calls about the question on the ballot.
Here's how the ballot question reads:
- "Shall Charter Ordinance 216 entitled: “A charter ordinance amending and repealing Section 1 of Charter Ordinance No. 213, of the city of Wichita, Kansas, which amended and repealed Section 1 of Charter Ordinance No. 183 of the city of Wichita which amended and repealed Section 1 of Charter Ordinance No. 174 of the city of Wichita, Kansas, pertaining to the application of revenues from the transient guest tax” take effect?" Yes No
Here is what it really means: