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What’s on the ballot for Cobb’s special election


Residents of Cobb and Marietta vote today on whether their school systems will enact their fifth Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or E-SPLOST.

Cobb is asking for about $797 million and Marietta requests about $62.4 million.

The E-SPLOST is a one-cent sales tax that lasts a maximum of five years or until the established cap is reached.

View a sample ballot here.

And if you live in Marietta, you might vote on a new education board member out of Ward 6 — the northeast section of Marietta represented on the city council by Michelle Cooper-Kelly.

The candidates for that position are Patricia Echols, a paralegal and private investigator, and realtor Kerry Minervini.

As always, check online whether or not you’re registered to vote.

RELATED: Cobb education SPLOST by the numbers


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