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These are the issues that will be present on your November 8th Georgia election ballot in addition to the Presidential ballot.

1. Education

A “yes” vote supports providing penalties for court cases involving certain sex crimes in order to allocate the generated revenue for the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund.

A “no” vote opposes providing penalties for court cases involving certain sex crimes in order to allocate the generated revenue for the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund.

Ballot Title

Authorizes penalties for sexual exploitation and assessments on adult entertainment to fund child victims’ services.

Ballot Question

Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow additional penalties for criminal cases in which a person is adjudged guilty of keeping a place of prostitution, pimping, pandering, pandering by compulsion, solicitation of sodomy, masturbation for hire, trafficking of persons for sexual servitude, or sexual exploitation of children and to allow assessments on adult entertainment establishments to fund the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund to pay for care and rehabilitative and social services for individuals in this state who have been or may be sexually exploited?

Yes or No?

2. Government Finances 

A “yes” vote supports providing penalties for court cases involving certain sex crimes in order to allocate the generated revenue for the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund.

A “no” vote opposes providing penalties for court cases involving certain sex crimes in order to allocate the generated revenue for the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund.

Ballot Title

Authorizes penalties for sexual exploitation and assessments on adult entertainment to fund child victims’ services.

Ballot Questions

Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow additional penalties for criminal cases in which a person is adjudged guilty of keeping a place of prostitution, pimping, pandering, pandering by compulsion, solicitation of sodomy, masturbation for hire, trafficking of persons for sexual servitude, or sexual exploitation of children and to allow assessments on adult entertainment establishments to fund the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund to pay for care and rehabilitative and social services for individuals in this state who have been or may be sexually exploited?

Yes or No?

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3. State Judiciary 

A “yes” vote supports replacing the Judicial Qualifications Commission with a new commission designed and governed by the General Assembly.

A “no” vote opposes replacing the Judicial Qualifications Commission with a new commission designed and governed by the General Assembly, thereby keeping the current commission operational.

Ballot Title

Reforms and re-establishes the Judicial Qualifications Commission and provides for its composition, governance, and powers.

Ballot Question

Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to abolish the existing Judicial Qualifications Commission; require the General Assembly to create and provide by general law for the composition, manner of appointment, and governance of a new Judicial Qualifications Commission, with such commission having the power to discipline, remove, and cause involuntary retirement of judges; require the Judicial Qualifications Commission to have procedures that provide for due process of law and review by the Supreme Court of its advisory opinions; and allow the Judicial Qualifications Commission to be open to the public in some manner?

Yes or No?

4. Taxes

A “yes” vote would dedicate revenue from fireworks sales taxes to trauma care, fire protection services and public safety.

A “no” vote would not dedicate revenue from fireworks sales taxes to trauma care, fire protection services and public safety.

Ballot Title

Dedicates revenue from existing taxes on fireworks to trauma care, fire services, and public safety.

Ballot Question

Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide that the proceeds of excise taxes on the sale of fireworks or consumer fireworks be dedicated to the funding of trauma care, firefighter equipping and training, and local public safety purposes?

Yes or No?

 

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