SPLOST question: If voters reject the latest sales tax package, when could they vote on one again?

Augusta residents are set to vote on the consolidated government’s special purpose, local option sales tax in a referendum on the May 20 ballot. The Augusta Chronicle is addressing the 1 percent sales tax collection in a continuing series until election day.


Q: If voters reject the sales tax referendum May 20, when could they vote on one again?

A: If a sales tax referendum doesn’t pass, Georgia counties must wait one year before returning a tax package to a ballot.

A law change since voters last approved a sales tax referendum in 2009 requires the referendum to be held on the date of a regularly scheduled election, making the next opportunity for Augusta voters to ratify a tax package Nov. 3, 2015, according to Deputy Finance Director Tim Schroer.



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