DeKalb Democrats are encouraging voters to vote “YES” to all state and county-wide ballot measures on the November 3 ballot. The wording on the ballot is below:
- Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to authorize the General Assembly to dedicate revenues derived from fees or taxes to the public purpose for which such fees or taxes were intended? (HR 164, Act No. 597) YES.
- Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to waive sovereign immunity and allow the people of Georgia to petition the superior court for relief from governmental acts done outside the scope of lawful authority or which violate the laws of this state, the Constitution of Georgia, or the Constitution of the United States? (HR 1023, Act No. 596) YES.
- Shall the Act be approved which provides an exemption from ad valorem taxes for all real property owned by a purely public charity, if such charity is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Code and such real property is held exclusively for the purpose of building or repairing single-family homes to be financed by such charity to individuals using loans that shall not bear interest? (HB 344, Act No. 149) YES.
- Shall the Act be approved which revises the Board of Ethics for DeKalb County? (HR 1243, Act No. 538). YES.
State Representative Matthew Wilson provides an explanation of each bill in his voting guide.