Residents of Dallas and other areas of Paulding County should be aware that on May 20, 2014 they will be asked to vote on E-SPLOST-V, extending the penny sales tax that is helping build classrooms, improve current facilities, and provide technology for Paulding County students. This funding, if not approved, can effect the property taxes on homes for sale in Dallas GA, as well as the taxes paid by current homeowners with an increase of approximately 17% on the county Ad Valorem (property tax).
Homeowners that are new to the area may not know that this SPLOST tax has been approved in four previous elections (1997, 2001, 2006 and 2011) to pay debt, purchase, build and equip hundreds of classrooms and helped maintain and renovate existing facilities. And as our area has grown, this tax has also helped construct new schools and school additions to house and educate a growing population.
The 2011 SPLOST approval allowed for the elimination of the 2.963 school bond millage which effects the property tax for homeowners. Failure to approve this extension in May will result in an increase in property tax over the next five years.
In addition to the SPLOST issue, there are several other items on the May 20 ballot including the election of:
- District Attorney of Paulding County
- State Senate District 30
- State Senate District 31
- State Representative District 17
- State Representative District 19
- State Representative District 66
- State Representative District 67
- Post Commissioner District 2
- Post Commissioner District 3
- Post Commissioner District 4
- School Board District 2
- School Board District 5
- School Board District 6
- Superior Court Judge (Non-Partisan)
If you have not registered to vote, please make sure that you do. Then you will have the ability to vote in this and all future elections to have a voice in the results. If you have moved, or will be moving prior to the election, you will need to register to vote in the district assigned to your residential address. Georgia law requires that your residence address is your legal voting address, and you must vote in the polling location that contains your specific political districts.
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