Vote by mail with an absentee ballot. November 1, 2019 is the last day to issue absentee ballots for the November Election. Absentee ballots must be received by the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections office by election day in order to be counted.


Early voting, also known as "Advance Voting", begins Monday, October 14, 2019. Voters may cast a ballot in-person at the Board of Elections office and other locations as determined. Advance Voting will end on Friday, November 1, 2019.

On Election Day Nov. 5

Voters must cast ballots in-person at the precinct where the voter is registered.

Ballot Language

"Shall a special one percent (1%) sales and use tax be reimposed in the special district of Athens-Clarke County for the raising of a maximum amount of $314,303,300 for the purpose of financing the following capital outlay projects of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia: Facilities Space Modernization, Affordable Housing, Classic Center Arena, SPLOST Bond Debt Service, Fire Department Equipment, Fire Station #5 Replacement, E911 Phone System Replacement, Public Safety Vehicle & Equipment Replacement, Mobile Medical Services Facility, Environmental Mitigation & Restoration, Renewable Energy, Greenspace Acquisition & Sustainability, Holland Youth Sports Complex Improvements, Athens West Park, Sandy Creek Nature Center Exhibit, Memorial Park Improvements, Beech Haven Park Improvements, Tallassee Forest Nature Preserve Improvements, Bishop Park Improvements, Parks Facilities Improvements, Bear Hollow Zoo Improvements, Broadband Connectivity Enhancement, East Athens Youth & Community Enrichment Facilities, Animal Shelter Improvements, East Side Public Library, Recovered Material Processing & Reuse Facilities, Facilities Equipment/Systems Replacement, Mental Health Recovery Facility, Welcome Center Access Improvements, Airport Capital Improvements, Vincent Drive Sidewalk, Tallassee Road Connector, Jackson Street Art Walk, Water Trails, and Live Stream Pipe Replacement; together with capital outlay projects of the City of Winterville to include: Fire Protection Assets, Police Assets, City Arborist Property Improvements, Pittard Park Upgrades & Improvements, Green Space Acquisition, Replacement of Marigold Express, Public Works Assets, City Hall Improvements, WCCC & Auditorium Parking Areas, Landscaping & Lighting, Sustainable Energy Project, Center for Community & Culture Improvements, Auditorium Completion, and Library Expansion; together with capital outlay projects of the Town of Bogart which may include: Sidewalk Improvements, Entryway Signage, Facility and/or Infrastructure Improvements, and Acquisition of Associated Rights-ofWay and Easements. If the reimposition of the tax is approved by the voters, such vote shall also constitute approval of the issuance of general obligation debt of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, in the principal amount of $127,000,000 for the purposes of funding some or all of the costs of the aforementioned projects of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County."

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