Fayette officials say thanks to voters for SPLOST victory


Fayette County officials said they want to thank the citizens of Fayette County for voting during yesterday’s 2023 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Referendum special election. According to the unofficial report, a total of 5,788 votes were cast.

Steve Rapson, Fayette County Administrator spoke about the importance of being part of the election.

“This is a significant accomplishment for Fayette County and our municipalities. Voters have approved the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax renewal and now it is our job to spend the $141 million on the projects prioritizes by our respective governing bodies.”

Director of Election and Voter Registration Brian Hill said he is grateful for all the people involved in this election.

“I would like to thank the Fayette County Board of Commissioners, Board of Elections and Voter Registration and all the Municipalities and voters for participating in this successful SPLOST election. I would also like to thank Fayette County Elections staff and Poll Workers that allowed this SPLOST election to run smoothly,” he said.

The election will be certified during the next Board of Elections Meeting, on Friday, March 24 at 5 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room, suite 100.


    • People have lost faith in the integrity of the voting system…no matter what or who the vote is for, people approach voting as a skeptic.
      For the record, I do vote. Just saying, past elections have been questionable, keeping many away.

      • Gcort – Many people have lost faith in the integrity of the voting system. Out of all the horrendous harm the 45th president did to our country, his penchant for falsely casting aspersions onto the integrity of our democratic elections may end up causing the most damage.

        I’m glad that you ignore DJT and keep voting. The best way that we can rid our country of his poison is to ignore his prevarications and do the right thing.

        • Hillary is busy laying the denial seeds now..my how things change. I will say that when thousands of ballots come in late, with 95% or more for one candidate or the other, it should raise suspicion.

          Now back to the SPLOST, I am glad it passed.