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Voters in Hall, its cities all have one key item on ballot: School sales tax
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Early voting

Where: Hall County Board of Elections and Registrars, lower level, Hall County Government Center, 2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through Oct. 30.

Also: Voters may cast ballots 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at at the North Hall Community Center, 4175 Nopone Road, or Spout Springs Library, 6488 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. Voting is also available at the Government Center on Oct. 24.

Contact: 770-531-6945

In the upcoming local elections, it is important that all registered voters, in Hall County and all the cities, turn out to cast their ballots, either by voting early or showing up Nov. 3 on Election Day.

The majority of the local balloting involves municipal elections in Clermont, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Oakwood and Lula.

In Gainesville, some residents are confused because city of Gainesville residents can vote in all the City Council races, but must vote only within their ward in the Board of Education races.

Nevertheless, there is a critical ballot question on continuing the education sales tax, or E-SPLOST, that should inspire all voters in every corner of Hall County to turn out and vote.

First and foremost, I am asking every registered voter to participate. It’s our privilege and our duty as voters.

Secondly, I am encouraging everyone to support E-SPLOST with their “yes” vote. It is important that we continue to support our schools and our children with this funding as an alternative to piling up bonded debt and higher property taxes.

Thank you, and let’s all get out there and exercise our right to vote.

Kit Dunlap

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