Local elections and referendum issues on the metro Atlanta ballot

The "Brunch Bill" is on the ballot for many cities and counties in Georgia.

Sunday brunch hours, a new city of Eagles Landing and tax relief for homeowners are among the issues and races on the ballot in metro Atlanta counties

Metro Atlanta voters will decide a range of local elections and ballot questions in the Nov. 6 general election, including earlier Sunday alcohol sales, creation of a new city in Henry County and county commission and school board seats in several counties.

Local referendums

Brunch Bill: More than 30 cities in metro Atlanta will vote on allowing an earlier start time for Sunday alcohol sales, the so-called Brunch Bill. The change, permitting Sunday alcohol sales at 11 a.m., was allowed by the Georgia Legislature but must also be approved locally by each city and county

New City of Eagles Landing: Affected voters will decide whether to support creation of a new city in Henry County. The cityhood proposal has been hotly debated and challenged in court. Read more.

Tax referendums in Atlanta and Fulton County: Voters will decided eight proposals that could affect property values or taxes for the owners of about 175,000 owner-occupied homes with homestead exemptions in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park and Roswell as well as residents in the two school districts. Read more. These issues will be decided in a series of local referendums:

  • Fulton County Homestead Exemption Ad Valorem Tax
  • Fulton County Homestead Exemption Property Tax
  • City of Atlanta Schools Homestead Exemption
  • Milton Homestead Exemption Property Tax
  • Alpharetta Homestead Exemption Property Tax
  • Roswell Homestead Exemption Property Tax
  • Johns Creek Homestead Exemption Property Tax

Gwinnett Bond Referendum: The Gwinnett County Board of Education is asking approval for a bond issue to fund school improvements.

Also on the ballot:

City and county elections

Here is a look at the issues in selected races on the ballot in metro Atlanta.

ExploreCobb County Commission District 3
ExploreCobb County School Board District 4
ExploreCobb County School Board Distrct 6
ExploreGwinnett County Commission District 2
ExploreGwinnett County Commission District 4
ExploreGwinnett School Board Districts 2 and 4
ExploreHenry County Commission Districts 3 and 4
ExploreFayette County School Board District 2


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