Aside from voting in a few contested primary races and a region-wide referendum on the Transportation Investment Act (T-SPLOST), Georgia voters of both parties will be asked to answer several questions in the July 31 general primary and non-partisan special election.
Since Georgia is an open primary state, all registered voters are able to choose whether they want a Republican or Democratic ballot, regardless of their party affiliation. The decision to pick one ballot is non-binding; the voter can choose to vote with the opposing party in future elections.
While all voters will vote on T-SPLOST, only Democrats will be asked the following questions (click to view a sample ballot):
· Should the Georgia Constitution be amended to allow the state to override locally elected school boards’ decisions when it comes to the creation of charter schools in your county or city?
· Do you support ending current practice permitting unlimited gifts from lobbyists to state legislators?
· Should Georgia adopt an income tax credit for home energy costs to support the economic security of our families?
· Should Georgia reduce sales taxes on made in Georgia products so as to support the growth of small businesses in our state?
Questions on the Republican side (click to view a sample ballot):
· Should Georgia have casino gambling with funds going to education?
· Do you support ending the current practice of unlimited gifts from lobbyists to state legislators by imposing a $100 cap on such gifts?
· Should active duty military personnel who are under the age of 21 be allowed to obtain a Georgia weapons license?
· Should citizens who wish to vote in a primary election be required to register by their political party affiliation at least thirty (30) days prior to such primary election?
· Should the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide that the paramount right to life is vested in each innocent human being from his or her earliest biological beginning without regard to age, race, sex, health, function, or condition of dependency
And for all voters, the T-SPLOST question:
· Provides for local transportation projects to create jobs, improve roads and Safety with citizen oversight.
Shall the Georgia Mountain region and the transportation network in this region and the state be improved by providing for a 1 percent special district transportation sales and use tax for the purpose of transportation projects and programs for a period of ten years?
Click here to view the sample nonpartisan general election ballot.
Click here for voter information – July 31 elections.