Transit tax might fall back to November

27 Jun

From Creative Loafing:

Georgia Department of Transportation Planning Director Todd Long told the Augusta Chronicle last week that the state is considering re-scheduling next year’s vote on the transportation tax from July to November.

If held in November, the tax would be on the ballot for the general election, whereas in July the vote would occur during the state’s Republican primary.

While voter turnout for the general election will be higher than for the Republican primary, the later date will also require an additional four months’ worth of privately-funded marketing expenses, Long said. There’s also the chance that, with more candidates and issues on a general election ballot, voters won’t give the transportation tax the attention and consideration that its backers hope for.


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