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Election Information: The issues and candidates

 



 

  • Constitutional Amendment 1

A YES vote would make someone who defaults on his or her taxes ineligible to hold public office. (HR 126)

“Shall the Constitution be amended so as to provide that certain officeholders or candidates who are defaulters for federal, state, local taxes shall be ineligible to hold any public office in this state?”

  • Constitutional Amendment 2

A YES vote would allow separate valuations for qualified affordable residential developments. (HR 1073)

“Shall the Constitution be amended so as to provide that qualified low-income building projects may be classified as a separate class of property for ad valorem property tax purposes and different rates, methods, and assessment dates may be provided for such building projects?”

  • Constitutional Amendment 3

A YES vote would allow tax incentives to encourage redevelopment of blighted property. (HR 391)

“Shall the Constitution be amended so as to provide that counties and municipalities may establish community redevelopment tax incentive programs under which increased taxation shall apply to properties maintained in a blighted condition and decreased taxation shall apply for a time to formerly blighted property which has been rehabilitated?”

  • Constitutional Amendment 4

A YES vote would allow different tax rates for properties contaminated with hazardous waste to encourage their cleanup. (HR 1111)

“Shall the Constitution be amended so as to provide that the General Assembly may provide by general law for the separate classification and taxation of properties on which there have been releases of hazardous waste, constituents, or substances in the environment so as to encourage cleanup, reuse, and redevelopment of such properties?”

  • Constitutional Amendment 5

A YES vote would allow different tax rates for commercial dockside facilities used to land and process seafood. (HR 364)

“Shall the Constitution be amended so as to provide that commercial dockside facilities consisting of real and personal property whose primary use is the landing and processing of seafood may be classified as a separate class of property for ad valorem property tax purposes and different rates, methods, and Assessment dates may be provided for such dockside facilities?"

  • Constitutional Amendment 6

A YES vote would establish a program of dog and cat sterilization funded by special license plates. (HR 264)

" Shall the Constitution be amended so as to provide for a dog and cat reproductive sterilization support program to control dog and cat overpopulation and thereby reduce the number of animals housed and killed in animal shelters and provide funds for the program from the voluntary purchase of special license plates and other sources?”

  • STATEWIDE REFERENDUM A

YES vote would change the income limit for school tax homestead exemption for those 62 or older. (HR 299)

“Shall the Act be approved which changes the state-wide $10,000.00 homestead exemption from all school district ad valorem taxation for educational purposes for persons 62 years of age or older by changing the $10,000.00 gross household income limitation to a $10,000.00 net income, excluding certain retirement income, of the applicant and spouse thereof?”

  • STATEWIDE REFERENDUM B

A YES vote would extend the tax exemption for spouses of military personnel who die due to war. (HR 1217)

“Shall the Act be approved which provides that an exemption from certain ad valorem taxation for the surviving spouses of military personnel killed while serving in a war or armed conflict shall extend to the surviving spouses of such persons who otherwise dies as a result of such war or armed conflict?”

  • STATEWIDE REFERENDUM C

A YES vote would exempt medical societies and museums in historic property of nonprofit corporations from property taxes. (HR 1244)

“Shall the Act be approved which grants an exemption from ad valorem taxation on certain historic property owned by a nonprofit corporation which houses a medical museum or medical society?”

  • STATEWIDE REFERENDUM D

A YES vote would exempt commercial fishing vessels from property taxes. (HR 1391)

“Shall the Act be approved which grants an exemption from ad valorem taxation on commercial fishing vessels whose primary use is the catching of seafood?”

  • STATEWIDE REFERENDUM E

A YES vote would increase the tax exemption for tangible personal property from $500 to $7,500. (SB 150)

“Shall the Act be approved which increases the total value of exemption from the payment of ad valorem taxes on certain tangible personal property owned by a taxpayer within the county from $500.00 total value to $7,500 total value?”

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Source: Georgia Secretary of State's office