Elections 2018


Elections

The 2018 Election is right around the corner and City of South Fulton residents
are encouraged to participate in the upcoming election and to take advantage of
early voting.

Early Voting Begins on October 15, 2018

Election Day is November 6, 2018

Voter Registration deadline for Election Day is October 9, 2018


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  • Click Here to register to vote online before October 9, 2018.


HERE’S WHAT’S ON THE BALLOT?


HOUSE BILL 869 

This bill allows for the creation of a referendum that repeals the amendment of the Constitution of Georgia creating within Fulton County the Fulton Industrial District and prohibiting the governing authority of Fulton County from levying any tax for educational purposes within the boundaries of an independent school system.


WHAT DOES HOUSE BILL 869 MEAN?

House Bill 869 removes the restrictions set on the Fulton Industrial Boulevard District and
allows the district to be available for annexation into the City of South Fulton.


VOTE YES?

  • Fulton Industrial Boulevard could possibly be annexed into the City of South Fulton
  • Potentially increases the number of businesses located within the City of South Fulton
  • The Fulton County School System continues to receive approximately $6 million
    generated by the Fulton Industrial Boulevard District if annexed into the City of South Fulton


VOTE NO?

  • Fulton Industrial Boulevard cannot be annexed into the City of South Fulton
  • Fulton Industrial Boulevard remains separate and outside the City of South Fulton


FREEPORT EXEMPTION

Gives the governing authority of any county or municipality
the ability to elect, with the approval of the voters, to remove the following types of tangible
personal property from being taxed:

  • Inventory of goods in the process of being manufactured or produced including raw materials and partly finished goods;
  • Inventory of finished goods manufactured or produced within this State held by the manufacturer or producer for a period not to exceed 12 months;
  • Inventory of finished goods on January 1 that are stored in a warehouse, dock, or wharf which are destined for shipment outside this State for a period not to exceed 12 months;
  • Stock in trade of a fulfillment center which on January 1 are stored in the fulfillment center.

WHAT DOES THE FREEPORT EXEMPTION MEAN FOR THE CITY OF SOUTH FULTON?


Authorizes the City of South Fulton to:

  • Remove taxes on goods being made or produced in the City
  • Remove taxes on finished goods and products waiting to be delivered
  • Remove taxes on finished goods being transported out of state
  • Remove taxes from E-Commerce goods stored in fulfillment centers


VOTE YES?

  • Would attract new businesses and companies to the City of South Fulton
  • New businesses coming online will increase economic opportunities for City of South Fulton residents
  • Current businesses could expand making additional capital investments within the City of South Fulton


VOTE NO?

  • The City would collect Freeport taxes, hindering existing business revenue
  • Could hinder business recruitment to the City
  • Could potentially lead to decreased job opportunities


HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION & AD VALOREM TAX


Shall the Act be approved which provides a homestead exemption from Fulton County
ad valorem taxes for county purposes in the amount of $50,000.00 of the assessed
value of the homestead for residents of that county who are older than 65 years of age?

WHAT DOES HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION & AD VALOREM TAX MEAN?


A homestead exemption is a reduction in homeowners’ property taxes. The amount of the exemption for each homestead exemption is deducted from the assessed value (40% of fair market value). Ad Valorem Tax is a one-time tax that is imposed on the fair market value (or taxable base) of a vehicle, usually paid on vehicles that require a title at the time of title application.


VOTE YES?

  • It reduces the amount of property taxes for residents older
    than 65 years of age


VOTE NO?

  • The amount of property taxes for residents over 65 years
    of age remains the same


Do you approve a new homestead exemption from Fulton County School District property taxes for educational purposes in the amount of the difference between the current year assessed value of a home and its lowest base year value, provided that the lowest base year value will be adjusted yearly by the lesser of 3% or the inflation rate?


VOTE YES?

  • It caps the amount of property tax increase for residents in the Fulton County School District to 3% yearly


VOTE NO?

  • It increases the amount of property taxes for residents in the Fulton County School District based on the valuation, which could potentially be greater than 3%


SUNDAY ALCOHOL SALES


Shall the governing authority of the City of South Fulton, Georgia be authorized to permit and regulate sales of distilled spirits or alcoholic beverages for beverage purposes by the drink from 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.?


WHAT DOES SUNDAY ALCOHOL SALES MEAN?


Sunday Alcohol Sales give businesses the permission to sell alcohol beginning at 11:00 A.M.


VOTE YES?

  • Allow the City of South Fulton to be competitive with neighboring cities
  • Local businesses (restaurants, bars and grills) allowed to sell spirits and alcoholic beverages by the drink


VOTE NO?

  • Prevents the City of South Fulton from being competitive with neighboring cities who attract restaurants and sell spirits and alcoholic beverages by the drink


CITY OF SOUTH FULTON IMPORTANT CONTACTS:

  • POLICE DEPARTMENT - (470) 809-7300
  • FIRE DEPARTMENT - (470) 809-7575
  • PARKS AND RECREATION - (470) 809-PARK (7275)
  • CODE ENFORCEMENT - (470) 809-TELL (8355)
  • COMMUNITY & REGULATORY AFFAIRS - (470) 809-7200
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - (470) 809-7200

Your Vote Matters!