Newton County SPLOST list:
Level One SPLOST projects
Jail pods debt service - $3 million
Administration Building debt service - $5 million
Judicial Center (expansion) - $7 million
Level Two SPLOST projects
Upgrade parks - $1 million
Miracle League Field - $1.5 million
District 4 improvements - $1.1 million (includes the following bullet point items)
• $200,000 to buy property for a park in Settlers Grove
• $200,000 to buy property for a park in Dinah Pace
• $100,000 for playground equipment for Victoria's Station
• $545,000 to buy property for a future homeless, workforce development and health center to be run by Newton County Minister's Union
• $55,000 for an indigent cemetery
Animal Control - $100,000
Juvenile facility - $500,000
Historic Jail - $1.2 million
Agricultural facility - $1.1 million
Fire Station #8 - $1.1 million
Hospital emergency room - $4 million
Landfill debt service - $500,000
Public Works equipment - $500,000
County vehicle replacement - $2.5 million
Fire services - $100,000
Road improvements - $17.28 million
Municipal SPLOST projects
Transportation - $6.96 million
Airport - $500,000
Porterdale (these numbers have been altered)
Transportation - $394,000
Porterdale Gym - $400,000
Recreation - $36,000
Water lines - $1.23 million
Transportation - $252,630
Transportation, recreation and community center - $336,840
Total: $57.6 million
Early voting for SPLOST ends at 5 p.m. Friday.
As of 8 a.m. today, 845 residents had voted in office and 52 mail-in ballots had been received.
You can vote from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Newton County Administration Building, 1113 Usher St. N.W. The SPLOST election will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the county's standard voting precincts.
Turnout for the 2005 SPLOST election was 5.72 percent, with 1,449 "yes" votes and 825 "no" votes. Early voting was not available in Georgia until the 2008 election, so no previous SPLOSTs have had early voting.
During the 1995 SPLOST election, 3,243 residents voted in favor of SPLOST and 884 voted against. The number of registered voters was not recorded.
The 2000 SPLOST election was also held during the presidential primary, which boosted the vote totals to 4,499 in favor and 2,747 opposed. Turnout was 27.8 percent.
About 10,000 votes were cast early for November's General Election.