It’s another day at the polls for some

Voters in five Middle Georgia counties are being asked to approve referendums to extend penny sales taxes in special elections today, and McIntyre voters again will try to settle on a new mayor. Full story from the Macon Telegraph.

The Bleckley County, Dooly County and Laurens County referendums would pay for education projects, and the Jones and Peach elections would extend special purpose local option sales taxes to pay for capital projects.

In McIntyre, former City Council members Wanda Dean and Vicki Horne are vying again to become mayor. Dean defeated Horne by one vote in a March runoff election, but Horne challenged the results. The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office proclaimed Dean the winner after a recount, but a Wilkinson County Superior Court ruling later called for another election.

[Update] Voting also underway in Clayton County, Cobb County and, of course, Dunwoody.

4 comments

  1. We have a special election for school board in my district in Cobb so I voted for Ron Yonkers.

    I voted against the sales tax, not because I don’t believe it is necessary and I actually prefer the voters directly taxing themselves rather than elected officials, but I am completely opposed to having the vote on weird days when no one votes at a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Today’s county-wide vote which will only have the SPLOST for most of the county will cost the county $400,000.

    This should be on the primary or general election ballot.

  2. LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

    CNFPP, I totally agree. I live in Cobb and had no idea there was a SPLOST vote today. WTF? We just had a primary in July; the SPLOST vote couldn’t have been held then, or in November?

    Trickery, trickery, trickery.

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