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Will Gwinnett County voters extend special sales tax?

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Early voting is underway in Gwinnett County ahead of next week's election, and there's only one thing on the ballot - whether to continue the county's special sales tax.

Voters will decide whether to approve an extension of the county's SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.) If approved, it would generate a projected $498,000 over the next three years.

The SPLOST money would be used to fund improvements to the county's roads, bridges and public safety.

According to the Gwinnett County Board of Elections, early voter turnout has been low, which officials said is typical for a special election.

As of Saturday, there were 282 mail-in votes and 1,080 in-person votes.

The last SPLOST vote was approved in 2009, with more than $579 million collected so far. That SPLOST expires early next year.

To find out where to vote and what's on the ballot in your county, visit the My Voter Page on the Georgia Secretary of State's website.

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