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Written by Matt Davis on November 8, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The November 7th election is on the books!

Rome and Floyd County voters cast their ballots largely in favor of both the 2017 SPLOST and ELOST.  The $63.8 million special purpose, local option sales tax garnered the approval of 61 percent of voters and passed by a vote of 6,599 to 4,268.  Just under 67 percent of Floyd County voters and more than 75 percent of the voters in Rome pledged their support of the sales tax for education, valued at $80 million.  The ELOST passed by a final vote of 7,613 to 3,240.

Voters in the City of Rome selected two incumbents and one new member to serve on the City Commission.  Wendy Davis and Jamie Doss won their bids for re-election and will be joined by newcomer Randy Quick.  In the race for the Rome City Schools Board of Education, incumbents Elaina Beeman, Will Byington and Faith Collins were chosen to serve another term.  There will be four new members of the board in the new term, including Melissa Davis, Jill Fisher, Alvin Jackson and John Uldrick.

According to the Floyd County Board of Elections and Registration, just over 22.5 percent of the registered voters in the city and county cast their ballots in Tuesday’s election.

Willie Green, Floyd County Elections Supervisor, was not surprised by the considerably low turnout for this election, though he had anticipated that the SPLOST and ELOST would have drawn more voters to the polls.

Complete results from the November 7th election are available online at www.romefloyd.com.

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