Early voting continues for the June 16 special election, which is a one-issue referendum on the proposed $184.7 million special-purpose sales tax package.
Travis Doss, assistant director for the Board of Elections, said this morning participation has been "about normal" in recent weeks -- around 20 voters per day.
Voting officials have predicted about a 15 percent participation rate in SPLOST vote.
WHEN TO VOTE: Polls will be open at the Board of Elections office at the Municipal Building, 530 Greene St., Room 104, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June 5.
During advance voting week, June 8-12, polls will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Municipal Building office, the Henry Brigham Recreation Center at 2463 Golden Camp Road and the Warren Road Recreation Center at 300 Warren Road.
BREAKDOWN: Of the money to be raised by extending the 1-cent sales tax, 67 percent would go toward infrastructure. The sales tax list also includes:
- $18 million for Municipal Building renovations
- $17 million to replace police vehicles and fire trucks
- $10.9 million for parks and recreation
- $10 million to pay off debt from money fronted to Medical College of Georgia to buy Gilbert Manor public housing project
- $5.7 million for Hephzibah and Blythe
- $5.1 million toward the Augusta Symphony's restoration of the Miller Theatre
- $4 million to dredge Lake Olmstead
- $3.5 million to create a lake near Regency Mall, part of a strategy to spur redevelopment there
- $2.5 million for Paine College's Health Education Activities Learning Complex