NOTICE is hereby given to the public to advise interested citizens that the Marion County School District has made a submission to the Attorney General of the United States under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, 79 Stat. 437, as amended, seeking preclearance for a special election to be held on November 6, 2012. The purpose of the special election is to seek approval for the continuation of the sales and use tax for education currently in effect in Marion County in the amount of 1% for five years, the proceeds of which will be used for the purposes of: (1) a maximum of $2,250,000 to retire a portion of the principal and interest on the School District previously incurred general obligation Series 2010B and 2010C Bonds coming due in the years 2013 through 2018, which Bonds were issued with respect to capital outlay projects of the School District; and (2) the following capital outlay projects (the rojects at a maximum cost of $1,150,000: (i) making system-wide technology improvements, including, but not limited to, the acquisition and installation of instruction technology, security, and information systems hardware and associated software and accessories, and infrastructure at all schools and selected other facilities; and (ii) improving school facilities, purchasing school buses, school equipment, and acquiring safety and security equipment.
A complete duplicate copy of the submission is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the offices of the Marion County School District located at 1697 Pineville Road, Buena Vista, GA 31803.
Any interested person or group may send the Attorney General information they may have as to whether or not this change has a discriminatory purpose or effect.
Communications may be in the form of a letter stating the name, address and telephone number of the individual or group and should be mailed to Chief, Voting Section, Civil Rights Division, Room 7254 - NWB, Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20530. The envelope and first page should be marked: Comment under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Publish Date: 8-15-12