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Voters weigh in on T-SPLOST
July 31, 2012 07:43 PM | 8090 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
UPDATED AT 11:15 P.M.

Half of the counties voting on the Atlanta Regional T-SPLOST have finished their reporting.

Cherokee, Douglas, Fayette, Henry and Rockdale have completed their numbers. Currently 64.53 percent of the 458,883 votes are against T-SPLOST.

Results for Cobb, Fulton, Clayton, DeKalb and Gwinnett are still coming in.

UPDATED AT 10:35 P.M.

Henry County has joined Cherokee, Douglas and Rockdale in finishing voter reports about the Atlanta Region T-SPLOST.

Currently votes are 64.99 percent against the tax. 384,792 votes have been reported.

UPDATED AT 10:30 P.M.

Another county has finished reporting votes for the Atlanta Region T-SPLOST. Cherokee, Douglas and Rockdale have finished reporting their votes to the state.

The T-SPLOST is still down with 65.07 percent of the reported 380,386 voters across ten counties against the tax. Seven of those counties have not finished reporting.

UPDATED AT 10:15 P.M.

Two of the ten counties voting on the Atlanta Region T-SPLOST have concluded their reporting.

Cherokee and Douglas Counties have reported all of their votes. At this time, across the ten counties, 65 percent of the reported 363,401 are against the tax.

The other eight counties - Cobb, Fulton, Fayette, Henry Clayton, Rockdale, DeKalb and Gwinnett - are still sending in their reports.

UPDATED AT 9:50 P.M.

All ten counties involved in the Atlanta Region T-SPLOST vote have started reporting.

Currently, reported votes are showing 65.25 percent are against the tax and 34.75 percent are in favor of it.

None of the ten counties are finished reporting at this time.

UPDATED AT 9:25 P.M.

Fulton County has started reporting its T-SPLOST votes. As the votes come in nine of the 10 counties are majority against the tax with Cobb numbers still missing.

At this time, 65.79 percent of reported voters are against the Atlanta Regional T-SPLOST. None of the counties affected by the vote have completed their reporting.

UPDATED AT 9:00 P.M.

DeKalb has started reporting votes, being the only one of the reported counties in the Atlanta Regional T-SPLOST vote to have the majority of voters in favor of the tax. The percentages are now at 72.67 percent against and 27.33 percent for T-SPLOST. Fulton County has said they will start reporting shortly.

UPDATED AT 8:55 P.M.

Clayton County has started reporting T-SPLOST votes, leaving Fulton, DeKalb and Cobb as the only counties who have not yet reported any votes on the tax.

With seven of the 10 counties having started reporting, 74.61 percent of reported votes are against T-SPLOST. 20,261 of the 65,623 reported votes are from today's voting, the rest coming from absentee mail-in votes and early on-site voting.

None of the counties affected by the Atlanta Regional T-SPLOST have completed reporting.

UPDATED AT 8:40 P.M.

So far, Gwinnett, Rockdale, Henry, Fayette, Douglas and Cherokee Counties have partially reported their votes on the T-SPLOST. Of the votes reported, 37,915 - or 76.48 percent - have voted against the tax.

Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb and Clayton Counties have not yet reported any of their votes.

UPDATED AT 8:15 P.M.

Henry and Fayette Counties have joined Cherokee in partially reporting their votes, bringing the total votes against the T-SPLOST to 78.22 percent of the votes. This number considers a total of 2,890 absentee by mail votes and 27,089 advance in person votes.

UPDATED AT 7:50 P.M.

Of the 10 counties affected by the Atlanta Regional transportation special purpose local option sales tax vote, Cherokee is the only one at this time who has partially reported and those votes are generally against the tax.

All of these votes were from absentee ballots, according to the Georgia Secretary of State election website, and 75.68 percent of the nearly 2,000 votes were against T-SPLOST.

Please check back for more updates as more counties report votes.
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