Morning News Briefs for 10-18-16

| October 18, 2016


Early voting is underway across the state of Georgia. Voters may cast early ballots until November 4th. Citizens have three weeks to avoid the crowds on election day. In Lowndes County, early voting will be held Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. until November 4th and also on Saturday October 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday October 30 from Noon to 5 p.m. Secretary of State Brian Kemp recommends that people visit his office’s website to check registration status, view sample ballots and find the correct voting location.

The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners submitted a resolution to the General Assembly during the last legislative session requesting a special election. The commissioners want to give voters the option to continue with an elected Board of Tax Assessors or change to an appointed Board of Tax Assessors in 2021. This question is not on the General Election ballot, but will appear on a Special Election ballot during early voting and on November 8th. The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners is responsible for setting the annual millage rate and the Tax Commissioner is responsible for the billing and collecting of taxes.

The October meeting of the Georgia Department of Transportation will be held in Valdosta and it gets underway with the Statewide Transportation Planning Committee meeting just after 2 p.m. tomorrow. The meetings will be held at the Rainwater Conference Center. The Board meeting will take place at 9 a.m. on the 20th featuring a special presentation on Valdosta and Lowndes County.

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