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eSPLOST Referendum, March 21
Feb 7, 2017

Advanced early voting allows voters the opportunity to vote early.
In Decatur County, the advanced early voting locations are at the
Fairgrounds, 1211 Vada Road
Elections Office, Courthouse Annex, 122 W. Water St.

Advance early voting for the Special Called Election on March 21, 2017,begins on Monday, Feb. 27, and ends Friday, March 17.
During the entire advanced early voting for the Special Called Election hours are from 8am to 6pm
On Saturday, March 11, advanced early voting is 9am to 4pm

Remember, the Fairgrounds is used for advanced early voting as well as a polling location on Election Day. If you vote on Election Day, make sure you go to your precinct, which you can double check where it is on My Voter Page or contacting the Elections Office at (229) 243-2087. If you want an absentee ballot mailed to you, you must request one from the Elections Office, 243-2087.
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Below is the language on the one-question ballot for the March 21 Special Called Election.

  • (a) paying debt service on the Decatur County School Building Authority Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015 commencing on October 1, 2017 through October 1, 2022 and
    (b) funding the following capital outlay projects:
  • (i) acquiring, constructing, repairing, improving, rehabilitating, renovating, extending, retrofitting, upgrading, and equipping buildings and facilities in the Decatur County School District useful or desirable in connection therewith, including any necessary property therefore, both real and personal, to include HVAC upgrades, new roof systems, security, safety and communication upgrades, parking and sidewalk renovations and upgrades including renovating and equipping West Bainbridge Middle School for administrative services;
  • (ii) planning for new School District site acquisition, site development and construction;
  • (iii) purchase and installation of technology devices (to include computers, servers, printers, projectors, cabling, wireless access points, and Voice Over IP);
  • (iv) acquiring and installing systemwide software to support instructional initiatives and improvements, finance, safety and operations; (v) purchase and installation of school nutrition equipment;
  • (vi) acquisition of school buses, transportation and maintenance vehicles and equipment;
  • (vii) acquisition of textbooks, ebooks, digital media and library books;
  • (viii) acquisition of band/music, fine arts, vocational, and physical education/athletic equipment;
  • (ix) demolition of existing facilities;
  • (x) acquiring and installing all other necessary property therefore, both real and personal (the “Projects”);
  • (xi) paying capitalized interest; and
  • (xii) paying expenses incident to accomplishing the foregoing at a maximum cost of $30,000,000?

"If imposition of the tax is approved by the voters, such vote shall also constitute approval of the issuance of general obligation debt of the Decatur County School District in the principal amount of up to $10,000,000, repayable from the proceeds of the aforesaid sales and use tax, for the purpose of funding such portions of the Projects as may be acquired, constructed and equipped with the proceeds of general obligation debt."


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