Commissioner Lobbies For Later Date For SPLOST Vote

Augusta Commission meeting photo
Photo from an Augusta Commission meeting.

Augusta, GA – Augusta leaders are having differences over the date when it comes to the next SPLOST vote.

Next week, Augusta Commissioners will vote on a committee recommendation to hold the referendum November 3rd, but some believe that’s too early and would rather wait until next year to put the tax on the ballot.

“First of all, November is going to be too early. The low turnout, we need a mass of people to come out and be able to cast their ballot, which way they want to go with it. I disagree with November. Hopefully, my colleagues will understand that and we don’t pass that next week,” said Commissioner Marion Williams

If it’s held in November, a special election would be needed and it would be the only item on the ballot. Waiting until March would allow the question to be on Georgia’s Presidential Primary ballot.

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