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APS SPLOST IV, Sunday Alcohol Sales on Ballot Tuesday

Buckhead voters to join in citywide election

Buckhead residents go to the polls Tuesday to vote on a proposal to continue the 1-cent sales tax for the Atlanta Public Schools and to decide whether to allow stores to sell alcohol on Sundays.

The polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Those unsure about their precinct can go the secretary of state's My Voting Page, MVP, and find where they are to vote. A sample ballot is also available at the web site. Voters can also use Fulton County's polling place finder.

Under the APS SPLOST IV proposal, a new elementary school would be built in Buckhead to relieve overcrowding. Proceeds from the sales tax, to be extended for five years, would also go to pay off bonds for the new although the APS will pay for the school out of general funds if the tax continuation is continued. The tax would also fund renovations at overcrowded .

The Sunday alcohol sales proposal would allow supermarkets to sell alcohol on Sundays and liquor stores to open on Sundays. If the referendum passes in the city of Atlanta, stores will be able to sell alcohol beginning Jan. 1, 2012.

Outside of Buckhead, voters in the Atlanta School Board's District 2 will select a replacement for former school board Chairman Khaatim Sherrer El. Other municipalites are holding city council and mayoral elections.

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