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VOTE TODAY: Polls open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Voters throughout the county go to the polls today to cast ballots on the TSPLOST referendum.

Additionally, voters in Wards two and four in Barnesville vote to fill city council seats.
All polling places are open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The TSPLOST referendum, if passed, would implement an additional one cent sales tax for five years or until $12.2 million has been raised. Approval by the voters would also allow the county to issue bonds to start paving and other road projects and pay off the debt from sales tax proceeds.

There are two Barnesville city council seats up for grabs.

In Ward 2, incumbent Christopher Hightower is being challenged by Veon Benton. In Ward 4, incumbent Larry Whitworth is challenged by Neal Devane and Joe Sims.

Elections supervisor Anita Reid notes city voters in those wards will vote on the TSPLOST at their usual county polling place. They will have to vote a second time at the civic center to cast ballots in the council races.

Advance voting ended Friday and turnout was not stellar.

Only 379early voters cast TSPLOST ballots while 59 absentee ballots had been processed.

In the city races, 108 early voters voted while 12 absentee ballots had been received.

For up to the minute election results tonight, monitor

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