Four Central Ga. Counties Voting on Penny Tax

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Voters will be casting their ballot for a penny tax in four counties: Crawford, Monroe, Jones and Washington. 

Crawford, Monroe and Jones are voting for a special purpose local option sales tax to fund education projects, or SPLOST.

It's also known as an E-SPLOST, or education special purpose local option sales tax.

The last day to vote is March 19.

Monroe County wants to raise up to $29 million over the next five years. The money will go toward buses and transportation, arts and agriculture, repairs and maintenance, and technology.

HERE'S A LIST OF WHAT THE MONROE COUNTY ELOST WILL FUND.

Jones County wants to raise up to $16 million dollars. 

In Washington County, the SPLOST will fund health and safety needs. That means the money will go toward transportation, local hospitals, a new jail and various other projects.

They hope to raise almost $19 million over the next six years.

Here's where to vote:

Monroe County Annex building from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Jones County: Check local voting precincts from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Washington County: Registrar's office from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

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