Gwinnett County residents will go to the polls March 19 to vote on a contract with MARTA for the provision of expanded transit services.
If the referendum passes, Gwinnett’s transit system and services will expand based on Gwinnett’s plan and its contract with MARTA. The expansion will be funded through a one-cent sales tax for transit.
The contract provides control to Gwinnett over funds, expenditures, projects, and services. It requires Gwinnett funds to be spent for the benefit of Gwinnett. It sets Gwinnett’s transit plan, Connect Gwinnett, as the source of transit projects. It also provides Gwinnett with three seats on the MARTA board.
The County is engaging in a series of open house education sessions where residents can drop in and learn about the referendum. The sessions over the next two weeks will be:
Monday, February 4, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation
Center Community Room
4651 Britt Road, Norcross
Thursday, February 7, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Duluth City Hall
3167 Main Street, Duluth
Saturday, February 9, 10:00am to 1:00pm
5030 Georgia Belle Court, Norcross
Monday, February 11, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Dacula Park Activity Building
2735 Old Auburn Road, Dacula
Tuesday, February 12, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Sugar Hill City Hall
5039 West Broad Street, Sugar Hill
For the full list of open house education sessions, click here.
Ways to vote in the upcoming transit contract referendum
Voters will have multiple opportunities to cast their ballot in the transit contract referendum on March 19.
In-person voting at the Main Elections Office on Grayson Highway runs from 7:00am to 7:00pm daily from February 25 to March 15, including Saturdays and Sundays.
From March 4 to March 15, voters can visit one of seven satellite locations around the county from 7:00am to 7:00pm daily, including Saturdays and Sundays. On election day, March 19, voters must go to their assigned polling location. March 15 is the last day to have an absentee mailed to you.
February 19 is the last day to register to vote and/or update your registration record in this election.
For more information about satellite locations and absentee voting, visit www.gwinnettelections.com.
To learn your assigned polling location or to check the status of your voter registration, visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s website at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov or call the Elections Office at 678.226.7210.