Early voting to start Oct. 12 in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – Early voting opens tomorrow in Columbus. The vote will center a 1% Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax, or SPLOST, starting tomorrow with early voting.

If approved, the tax would begin April 1, 2022.

Multiple projects are included in the plans including expenses for public safety, road-work, parks renovations and the replacement of one government building.

The regional Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) expires in December 2022.

The sales tax rate would be 9% for 9 months if voters pass the SPLOST.

Voting times are as listed below:

  • Oct. 12-15, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Oct. 18-22, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Oct 23-24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Oct. 25-29, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

More important dates include:

  • Oct. 11 First day to mail in absentee ballots from Elections Office
  • Oct. 12 first day of early voting and ballot drop box opens at City Services Center. Drop box will be located inside the City Service Center and only open during early voting hours.
  • Oct. 22 Last day to request an absentee ballot for mailing
  • Oct. 29 last day of early voting and ballot box closes at 5:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 2 7:00 deadline for returning absentee ballot to Elections Office
  • Nov. 2 Election Day 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

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