Very few have voted in E-SPLOST election

Published 7:40 pm Monday, March 1, 2021

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We continue to see a lot of discussion about the ongoing E-SPLOST vote on social media. Unfortunately, people posting and commenting right now are the vocal minority though.

As of Monday afternoon, only 334 people had participated in early voting in the E-SPLOST election, which is a really low number.

Regardless of how you feel about E-SPLOST, it’s a $72 million decision over the next five years. It’ll determine whether our school system has the funding for a brand new Rosemont Elementary School, athletic facility upgrades at Callaway High School and many others that might not make headlines in the paper, but will be important to students across the district.

Right now, just a handful of people are deciding whether or not these funds become a reality through the continuation of the 1-cent sales tax.

Election Day is March 16, so there’s plenty of time to get your ballot cast before time runs out.

But that time will come quickly.

We’ve written several stories on the E-SPLOST projects, and we hope you’ll review them (and research from other sources) when making up your mind.

The biggest thing right now is to make sure you vote. It’d be a shame for such a small percentage of people to make this vitally important decision for our community.