Bulloch Co. Information

What is on the Ballot?

Upcoming Elections Dates 2018

Elections Maps and Schedules

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Candidates

for Bulloch County

  • District 1 Seat B
    • Anthony D. Simmons, Democrat
    • Scott Brannen, Republican
  • District 2 Seat B
    • Adrienne Dobbs, Democrat – Facebook Website
    • Walter Gibson (Incumbent), Republican
  • District 2 Seat D
    • Carlos Brown, Democrat – Facebook
    • Timmy Rushing, Sr., Republican

Georgia congressional members for Bulloch County are up for election and running unopposed.

  • Jack Hill, Senator District 4, Republican (incumbent) link
  • Butch Parrish, Representative, District 158, Republican (incumbent) link
  • Jon G. Burns, Representative, District 159, Republican (incumbent) link
  • Jan Tankersley, Representative, District 160, Republican (incumbent) link

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Issues on the Ballot

Taxes – Georgia’s current state sales tax is 4%, yet Bulloch County has a 7% sales tax on everything except groceries and prescription drugs. How does that happen?

Special-purpose local-option sales tax (SPLOST) is a financing method for funding capital outlay projects. It is an optional 1% sales tax levied by any county for the purpose of funding the building of parks, schools, roads, and other public facilities. The revenue generated cannot be used towards operating expenses or most maintenance projects.

Bulloch has three: an ESPLOST (education), a TSPLOST (transportation) and a SPLOST (general operations). Two will be voted on in 2018.

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On May 22, 2018, County voters will decide whether to accept a new TSPLOST rate of 1% to be imposed on all sales and uses allowed by law within the special district of Bulloch County for a period of time not to exceed 5 years which will raise an estimated $60,000,000.00 to be used for funding transportation related projects.

  • Improvements or new construction of roads, streets, bridges, sidewalks, and bicycle paths; specifically allocated to Bulloch County, Portal, Register, Brooklet and Statesboro
  • Improvements or new construction at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport
  • Introduction of public transit

SPLOST – This is a renewal of the existing SPLOST proposal. This will be on the ballot November 6, 2008 for the general election.

  • major projects which are of a permanent, long-lived nature, such as land and structures
  • stormwater and drainage capital outlay projects
  • repair of capital outlay projects that may have been damaged as a result of a natural disaster
  • any transportation facility designed for the transportation of people or goods, including but not limited to railroads, mass transportation facilities
  • capital equipment for use in voting in official elections or referendums
  • public safety facilities, airport facilities
  • water and sewer capital outlay project
  • recreational facility, or a historic facility
  • projects in the district like a courthouse; administrative buildings; a civic center; a local or regional jail, correctional institution, or other detention facility; a library; a coliseum; local or regional solid waste handling facilities

 


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2018 Election Dates

October 9, 2018 – End General Election/Special Election Registration

November 6 – General Election

December 4 – General Election Runoff (local/state)

January 8, 2019 – General Election Runoff (federal)

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Elections Maps and Schedules

City Election Schedule
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2017 – 2021 – 2025 November
Mayor, City Council Districts 1 and 4

2019 – 2023 – 2027
City Council Districts 2, 3 & 5


County Commissioner Schedule
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2018 – 2022 – 2026
Seats 1B, 2B, 2D

2020 – 2024 – 2028
Seats 1A, 2A, 2C, 2E

Board of Education
2018 – 2022 – 2026
Seats – 2, 4, 5, 6

2020 – 2024 – 2028
Seats – 1, 3, 7, 8

City Council Maps

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District 1, larger
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District 4, larger
District 5, larger

County Commissioner Maps

District 1, larger
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Board of Education District Maps

District 1, map
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District 4, map
District 5, map
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