It’s election day tomorrow all across Georgia. Many municipalities will elect new leadership and a number of counties will have items on the ballot as well. The AJC and the League of Women voters have an interactive page that allows Metro Area voters to see what’s on the ballot.
Here in Gwinnett we’ve got a full plate. In addition to municipal races, folks in Peachtree Corners will decide if they want to become a city, 13 Gwinnett cities will decide Sunday Sales, and we’ll have a County wide vote on continuing a 1% SPLOST for education.
Here’s a collection of local election articles in the Gwinnett Daily Post. Also see articles in the Suwanee Patch, Dacula Patch, and Norcross Patch. The Lilburn Patch had a four part series on Lilburn elections.
The Post’s Camie Young has an article about the Sunday Sales votes in Gwinnett.
City residents can vote on the issue from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the cities of Auburn, Berkeley Lake, Braselton, Dacula, Duluth, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Loganville, Norcross, Snellville, Sugar Hill and Suwanee.
And finally on the countywide vote to extend the education SPLOST, the Gwinnett Chamber says vote yes with this website and video:
Meanwhile Amanda Helmstetter head of the Berkeley Lake Elementary School PTA says the Emperor has been exposed:
But this isn’t the land of fairy tales, the people of this land are thinkers, they challenge the status quo, they don’t blindly do whatever their leadership says – even when dissenting with the popular opinion is unpopular and difficult.
Many of the people of this land are voting NO on the ESPLOST referendum coming up for a vote in Gwinnett County on Nov. 8.
The people of this land realize that the GCPS [Gwinnett County Public Schools] board wants to take out a loan to get the money and spend it NOW before it is generated by the ESPLOST. So, what happens if they borrow $200 and they only raise $125 in taxes? We understand that borrowing the money so it can be spent before it is generated shows a great lack of fiduciary responsibility.