Election Day in South Fulton

It’s Election Day in South Fulton. Councilmembers Catherine Foster Rowell, Helen Z. Willis, Rosie Jackson and Mark Baker are up for re-election in their respective districts of 1, 3, 5 and 7.

Rowell is challenged by Mathis Colquitt. Jackson faces Corey Reeves, Clyde Sampson and Duane McClain. Baker’s opponent is Eric Richardson. Willis is the only incumbent that is unopposed.

The Observer sent a candidate questionnaire to all incumbents and challengers. One incumbent and two challengers responded. See their answers here:

Also on the ballot are two questions for residents in all of South Fulton’s seven districts:

  • Question 1: Shall the Act be approved which authorizes the City of South Fulton to utilize tax allocation districts and redevelopment powers under the ‘Redevelopment Powers Law,’ as it may be amended from time to time?
  • Question 2: Do you approve a new homestead exemption from City of South Fulton property taxes for municipal purposes in the amount of the difference between the current year assessed value of a home and its lowest base year value, provided that the lowest base year value will be adjusted yearly by the lesser of 3 percent or the inflation rate?

Voters will have until 7:00 p.m. to get in line to cast their ballot at their assigned precinct. Voters can verify their polling location at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov and download a sample ballot on the city of South Fulton’s website.