E-SPLOST Referendum Passes in Oconee County

The one-cent sales tax for education will continue to be collected for another five years.

Seventy-one percent of voters who cast ballots on or before Tuesday's election day supported the renewal of a for education in Oconee County.

E-SPLOST IV is expected to generate $25 million in revenue over the five-year period of collection beginning January 1, 2013. It will fund facility improvement projects including major renovations to and . It will also be used for technology upgrades.

With all precincts reporting except absentee and provisional ballots, there were 1,645 votes for the education sales tax and 660 against.  The vote represented a little over 10 percent of the roughly 22,000 registered active and inactive voters in the county.

Results aren't official until they are certified.

"I would like to thank the citizens of Oconee County for their support," wrote in an email to Oconee Patch. "We can now plan for the future with confidence. We will try our best to be good stewards of these resources."


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