Early Voting Ends Friday for E-SPLOST, Dacula Elections
Early voting ends Friday, Nov. 4, for the City of Dacula election and the county E-SPLOST referendum.
As of Nov. 3, voting for both the county and municipal elections has been light. In the City of Dacula, only 13 people have cast ballots according to Dacula Elections Supervisor Kay Partain. For the county E-SPLOST referendum, 1,075 people have cast votes at the Gwinnett County Elections Office. According to an election official, 526 absentee ballots have been received out of the 875 requested.
In the City of Dacula, registered voters have the opportunity to select two city council members and vote on two referendums.
The council seats currently held by Sue Robinson and Tim Montgomery will be filled during the election. Robinson is unopposed, but Montgomery faces two challengers: political activist Vanessa Green and former Dacula councilman Hubert Wells.
In addition to the two council races, city residents will also decide whether to allow Sunday package sales and Sunday liquor by the drink sales within the city limits. If passed by the voters, the package sales referendum will allow Sunday sales of alcohol in grocery and convenience stores between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. The other proposed alcohol-related referendum would allow restaurants within the Dacula city limits to sell liquor by the drink on Sundays between 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
In-person early voting is being held at Dacula City Hall, 442 Harbins Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each business day until Friday, Nov. 4. There will be no voting on Monday, Nov. 7. The Dacula municipal election will be held on Nov. 8. Voting will take place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. If a runoff election is required, it will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Early voting also ends Friday for Gwinnett County voters. The only item on the Nov. 8 ballot is the education special purpose local option sales tax or E-SPLOST. Early voting is being held at the Gwinnett County Voter Registration and Elections Office, 455 Grayson Highway, Suite 200, in Lawrenceville. Voting will be held Monday through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the Gwinnett County Elections website or call 678-226-7210.