Elections were held on November 8th throughout the state of Georgia. In the metro Atlanta region, education SPLOSTs and Sunday alcohol sales were the biggest items up for vote. The cities of Atlanta, Buford and Decatur, as well as Cherokee, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett and Henry counties all approved a one percent sales tax continuation in order to raise approximately $3.2 billion combined over the next five years. All but one Sunday alcohol sales referendum passed with cities in Cherokee, Clayton, Fulton, Gwinnett, DeKalb, Fayette, and Henry counties approving the sale of alcohol on Sundays. Forest Park was the only city that did not approve the referendum. The city of Peachtree Corners was incorporated in Gwinnett County with 56% yes votes. Mayor Mark Matthews’ re-election in the city of Kennesaw was the most significant victory in the region as he played an integral role in the creation of the project list for the Transportation Investment Act of 2010.
For the AJC’s election results, click here and use the dropdown box in the upper right of the article to choose your county.