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T-SPLOST, e-commerce to be on referendum in 2020
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The Liberty County Commission has agreed to conduct upcoming municipal elections in Hinesville and Riceboro and set a Nov. 3, 2020, referendum to give internet businesses a tax exemption in Liberty County.

The county usually makes an agreement with local municipalities to conduct their elections and the cities pay the costs of their elections.

Municipal elections will be Nov. 5 this year and polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A countywide referendum is planned for March 2020 when voters will be asked to approve an increase in the sales tax to pay for transportation projects. March 24 is the state-approved election date next year and local officials have already been busy planning details and selecting projects for the TSPLOST.

General primaries, nonpartisan general elections, and special elections if needed can be held May 19 2020 according to Georgia’s election law. Nov. 3 2020 is the date for the general election and any other measures needing to voted on then.

The annual countywide planning workshop in April included TSPLOST and e-commerce among the priorities, although the top priority was given to development of Interchange 76 at I-95 and Islands Highway in Midway.

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