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City, sales tax votes on ballot Nov. 5. Here’s your voters guide
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City elections and a countywide vote on a special purpose local option sales tax will be held Nov. 5.

There are no contested races in Clermont, Lula, Gillsville or Oakwood so elections will not be held in those cities.

On Election Day, voters will cast ballots at their voting precinct. Voters can check their precinct information and view a sample ballot at the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page.

The SPLOST vote will be on all Hall County ballots.

Full story: What penny sales tax SPLOST VIII would pay for if approved by voters Nov. 5

Beyond that vote, here’s what city residents can expect:


On the ballot: Juli Clay and Bill Bush for City Council Ward 5; Willie Mitchell and Chad Payne for Board of Education District 3

What you need to know: Candidates are elected at large, meaning residents of any ward or district can vote.

Full stories: How candidates for Gainesville City Council hope to plan for new residents, businesses and How Gainesville school board candidates hope to make a difference

Flowery Branch

On the ballot: Ed Asbridge and David Griscom for City Council Post 2

What you need to know: Candidates are elected at large.

Full story: What Flowery Branch council candidates think about growth


On the ballot: Becky Richardson, Joy Basham and Richard Mayberry for Town Council District 1; Tony  Funari and Jim Joedecke for Town Council District 3

What you need to know: Town Council candidates are elected by voters in their respective districts.

Full story: What candidates for Braselton Town Council are saying about the city’s issues


On the ballot: Daren Perkins and Melissa Ferris-Ozkan for one seat on the Board of Education and Matt Peevy, David Jerome Carter and Honglien T. Diaz for the other

What you need to know: Candidates are elected at large.

Reporters Jeff Gill and Megan Reed contributed.