Early SPLOST voting starts Monday
Early voting for Newton County’s 2017 SPLOST starts Monday, Feb. 27.
SPLOST stands for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. It is a 1 percent tax placed on all sales and uses in Newton County. The tax is imposed on a six-year cycle.
The first Newton County SPLOST was passed in 1986. The last SPLOST vote in Newton County happened in March 2011 and passed with XXXX number of votes, or ___% of the vote.
According to the Newton County Board of Commissioners’ website, SPLOST funds are used for infrastructure and debt services. SPLOST funds have been used to fund numerous county and municipal projects more than.
There are multiple types of SPLOSTs.
An Education or ESPLOST is used to fund school construction, school equipment and debt reduc- tion. The last E-SPLOST was passed March 19, 2013 by the Newton County School System in a joint referendum resolution with the Social Circle City Schools. It expired Dec. 31, 2014.
A Transportation or TSPLOST is used for roads, mass transit, airports and other transportation of re- gional importance.
For more information on the Newton County 2017 SPLOST, visit www. co. newton. ga. us/ departments/splost.
Early voting will take place at the County Administrative building through Friday, March 17. The election on March 21 is at regular polling places.