The following is a look at the voting results for some of the key ballot issues in Elbert County on Election Night, Nov. 7. Results are according to the county's 9:10 p.m. update on Election Night.
Ballot Issue 1A
Yes: 41.8 percent
No: 58.2 percent
This measure would have given Elbert County Sheriff Shayne Heap the option to seek a third consecutive term, instead of being limited to two, four-year terms.
Ballot Issue 1B
Yes: 36.2 percent
No: 63.8 percent
This measure would have given Elbert County Treasurer Rick Pettitt the option to seek a third consecutive term, instead of being limited to two, four-year terms.
Ballot Issue 5A
Yes: 51.1 percent
No: 48.9 percent
The Elizabeth Park and Recreation District sought voter approval to continue a mill levy assessment to pay for district improvements.
This measure extends the tax, levied at the rate of 1.676 mills, that was first approved in 2000 and is scheduled to sunset in December 2018. Planned improvements include, among other things, the installation of a splash pad, increased out-of-school programming for youths, increased arts programming, additional special events, sidewalk repairs at Evans Park and roadway improvements at Casey Jones Park.
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