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On the ballot Nov. 4
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Statewide

U.S. Senate: Michelle Nunn, D; David Perdue, R; Amanda Swafford, L

Governor: Jason Carter, D; Nathan Deal, R (I); Andrew Hunt, L

Lieutenant governor: Casey Cagle, R (I); Connie Stokes, D

Secretary of State: Brian Kemp, R (I); Doreen Carter, D

Attorney general: Sam Olens, R (I); Greg Hecht, D

Commissioner of agriculture: Gary Black, R (I); Chris Irvin, D

Commissioner of insurance: Ralph Hudgens, R (I); Liz Johnson, D; Ted Metz, L

State school superintendent: Richard Woods, R; Valarie Wilson, D

Commissioner of labor: Mark Butler, R (I); Robbin Shipp, D

Public service commissioner: Doug Everett, R (I); John Monds, L

Public service commissioner: Bubba McDonald, R (I); Daniel Blackman, D; Robin Aaron Gilmer, L

Questions:

  • To prohibit an increase in the state income tax rate in effect January 1, 2015

Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to prohibit the General Assembly from increasing the maximum state income tax rate?

  • Adding reckless driving penalties or fees to the brain and spinal injury trust fund

Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow additional reckless driving penalties or fees to be added to the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund to pay for care and rehabilitative services for Georgia citizens who have survived neurotrauma with head or spinal cord injuries?

  • Allows property owned by the University System of Georgia and operated by providers of student housing and other facilities to remain exempt from taxation.

Shall property owned by the University System of Georgia and utilized by providers of college and university student housing and other facilities continue to be exempt from taxation to keep costs affordable?

Northeast Georgia

U.S. House of Representatives, 9th District: Doug Collins, R (I); David Vogel, D

Banks County

Allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on Sundays

Shall the governing authority of Banks County be authorized to permit and regulate Sunday sales of distilled spirits or alcoholic beverages for beverage purposes by the drink?

Dawson County

Continuation of SPLOST for six years

Should special purpose local option sales tax (a 1 percent sales and use tax) be continued in Dawson County for six years to raise approximately $46 million for the creation and improvement of public roads, facilities, technology and equipment?

Forsyth County

U.S. House of Representatives, 7th District: Rob Woodall, R (I); Thomas Wight, D
Upper Chattahoochee River Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor: Cale Hatch, Leonard Ridings (I)

General obligation transportation bond

Shall there be issued up to $200 million in aggregate principal amount of Forsyth County general obligation bonds for the purpose of financing the acquisition, construction, installation, equipping and improvement of county- and state-owned roads, streets, bridges and sidewalks, the costs of issuing the bonds and capitalized interest on the bonds?

Habersham County

  • Continuation of SPLOST for 6 years

Shall a special one percent sales and use tax be imposed in the special district of Habersham County for a period of time of six years and for the raising of approximately $37.5 million for the purpose of funding (i) roads, streets and bridges projects; a hospital project; a public construction project (landfill); public safety projects and economic development capital outlay projects for Habersham County, (ii) public safety projects; water and sewer projects; recreation projects; public construction project (city hall) and roads, streets and bridges projects for Alto, (iii) roads, streets and bridges projects; public safety projects and economic development capital outlay projects for Baldwin, (iv) water and sewer projects; economic development capital outlay projects; public safety projects and recreation projects for Clarkesville, (v) roads, streets and bridges projects; public construction projects (city administration buildings); water and sewer projects and public safety projects for Cornelia, (vi) water and sewer projects; public safety projects and roads, streets and bridges projects for Demorest, (vii) roads, streets and bridges projects; water and sewer projects; public construction project (city hall); economic development capital outlay projects and recreation projects for Mount Airy and (viii) public safety projects; water and sewer projects; roads, streets and bridges projects; public construction project (city hall) and recreation projects for Tallulah Falls?

  • Allow Sunday alcohol by the drink sales in Baldwin

Shall the governing authority of the City of Baldwin be authorized to permit and regulate Sunday sales of distilled spirits and alcoholic beverages for beverage purposes by the drink?

  • Allow Sunday alcohol package sales in Baldwin

Shall the governing authority of the City of Baldwin be authorized to permit and regulate package sales by retailers of both malt beverages and wine on Sundays between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.?

  • Allow Sunday alcohol package sales in Demorest

Shall the governing authority of the City of Demorest be authorized to permit and regulate package sales by retailers of malt beverages and wine spirits on Sundays between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.?"

Jackson County

Fire Board, Jackson Trail 7: Joshua Leblanc, Eric P. Sliz (I)
Fire Board, Maysville 4: William Pritchett (I), Josh Shoemaker
Fire Board, North Jackson 4: Keith H. Bryson, Jerry Fletcher (I)
Fire Board, West Jackson 1: Anthony Harris, Chris Miccoli

White County

  • Adoption of a Land Use Ordinance

Shall the White County Board of Commissioners adopt a Land Use Ordinance based upon the Draft Land Use Ordinance that has been presented to the public?

  • Exemption of school taxes for elderly

Shall the act be approved which provides a homestead exemption from White County school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes in the amount of $100,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that school district who are 70 years of age or older and whose income, not including certain retirement income, does not exceed $25,000?