With only 15 percent of Seminole County voters casting a ballot in the November 2 Special Election, the vote to continue the one-cent special purpose local option sales tax for education (E-SPLOST) overwhelmingly passed with 794 votes for yes and 85 votes for no. 909 out of the approximate 5,985 Seminole County registered voters made the effort to cast a vote in the early voting period and on Election Day.
The approval of the E-SPLOST for the next five years means that one cent of every dollar spent in Seminole County will continue to benefit the Seminole County School System. A maximum amount of $6,600,000 generated by the tax in that time period will be used by the school system in its plans to construct a new state-of-the-art K-12 facility for all Seminole County students.
In the race for the District 1, Post 1 seat on the Donalsonville City Council, former city council person and challenger Mitzy Moye defeated incumbent city council person Moses James 135 to 65.
Moye was originally elected to the council in November of 2017 and served until vacating her post in April of 2020 to run for Mayor. Council person James was appointed to fill that vacancy on the council, also in April of 2020.
When the results of the election were known on Tuesday night Moye commented, “To all of the people in District 1 I want to thank you for the overwhelming support and opportunity to serve you as your District 1 Post 1 City Council member again.”
Moye also commented, “When I started this journey four years ago I never thought much about different districts, I just thought if folks needed help and I could help them I just would. I still feel that way, so whether you supported me or not please understand that I will always be your voice. Please feel free to contact me should I be able to help you with anything. I would also like to thank Moses James for running a good campaign and I wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors. I would also like to thank my husband Joe for standing by me even when it hurt, to our children for always stepping up to help with anything, and to my circle of friends, ya’ll are amazing! I am who I am because of each one of you. Now let’s get to work.”
All election results are unofficial until certified by the Georgia Secretary of State.