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Georgia voters: look out for new amendments on your ballot

(WTVM) - This year's ballot includes two new amendments and one referendum that could all affect voters statewide. 

Amendment A, or Senate Resolution number 415, asks if the Constitution of Georgia should be amended to block the General Assembly from increasing the maximum state income tax. If approved, this could cap the tax rate at the state's current max of 6 percent, effective January 2015. 

In August, Amendment A had a 57 percent approval rate, 21 percent were against it and 21 percent were undecided.

Just under that is Amendment B or House Resolution 1183. The proposal asks if additional penalties for reckless driving should be implemented. If approved, the money collected would go into a Brain and Spinal Injury Fund. To date, 51 percent have voted for the Amendment, 29 percent against and 19 percent are undecided.

Lastly, is State Referendum 1 -- not to be confused with Muscogee County's Redevelopment Powers Law. The proposed referendum asks if property owned by the University System of Georgia and is utilized by college and university students, such as dorms, should continue to be tax exempt.

At last count, the proposal had 59 percent of votes for yes, 23 percent for no and 17 percent were undecided.

If you have not voted yet  no worries. Friday is the last day for early voting. The General Election will take place on Tuesday, November 4. Head to
http://www.wtvm.com/story/26804337/polling-places-for-georgia-earlyadvance-voting for a complete list of polling places and times throughout our viewing area.

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