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SPLOST vote passes in Hall County
Issue decided by 6.5 percent of voters
Megan Morris visits the West Whelchel voting precinct at Gainesville First United Methodist Church on Tuesday afternoon to cast her ballot as voters decide on a one-cent special purpose local option sales tax.
Hall County voters on Tuesday approved a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII. With a turnout of just 6.5 percent of registered voters, the 1 percent sales tax to fund public infrastructure projects countywide passed 63.46 percent to 36.54 percent. “First, I want to thank the voters ... for their support, and assure them that the city and county will get together and appoint the committee to oversee the SPLOST,” said Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan. Local government officials were concerned about how budgets might be impacted if SPLOST VII failed at the polls.