The place our voice is heard the loudest is at the voting booth.
One more day and General Election 2012 will be held. After all the speeches, rallies, yard signs, endorsements, and political ads have run on the media, the reality is, it is time to vote. I am an advocate for free and open elections. Every person who is eligible to register to vote should be registered. Every person who is registered to vote should vote in every election. Those words roll off my tongue very easily when I am speaking to various groups across the Southeast. Someone suggested to me that maybe it is easier to say than to do. Is it easier to talk about voting that actually vote? In this election cycle in Georgia, we have had the first Saturday voting opportunity. In Barrow County, we have come close to almost 10,000 people …
The special purpose local option sales tax, if renewed, is expected to generate about $60 million to be used toward county and city projects.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Registered voters living in Barrow County will be asked to decide Tuesday on whether to renew a 1 percent sales and use tax. The special purpose local option sales tax is expected to generate about $60 million over the next six years, money that will be used for various county and city projects and to pay debts. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and voters should have photo identification to cast a ballot. Find your polling location here. SPLOST money would be used toward the following, as set forth in the referendum: At the county level For the city of Auburn For the town of Bethlehem For the town of Braselton For the town of Carl For the city of Statham For the city of Winder