Early voting in Georgia started Monday, April 28, and will continue through Friday, May 16, also in the elections office at the Government Center. Voting hours Monday through Friday are during the election office’s normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Elections superintendent Marion Hatton said so far in Jones County 156 people have taken advantage of early voting for the May 20 primary election.
One of the most important questions on the May 20 ballot for taxpayers in Jones County is the renewal of the county’s Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax.
The one-cent sales tax has been in place since 1999 and has paid for equipment for the fire department and volunteer firefighters, patrol cars for the sheriff and police departments, construction of fire stations, road equipment and projects, land purchase and construction at the recreation centers, debt payment for the industrial park, repair and improvements at the government center and Jones County Courthouse, and many other projects that would have otherwise been paid for out of the general fund.
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