“A question commonly referred to as the “Bartow County Senior School Tax Exemption” is currently on the ballot countywide in Bartow County. However, only voters who reside outside of the city limits of the City of Cartersville are entitled to vote on this issue. The “Cartersville City School Tax Exemption” was presented to the City of Cartersville’s voters in November of 2020.”

“Due to a mistake during the ballot creation process, voters in the City of Cartersville will see the county question on their ballots during this general election. The Bartow County Election Supervisor regrets this mistake, the confusion that it may cause, and takes full responsibility for it. Rest assured that no votes cast by those voters who reside outside of the Bartow County School District will be included in the final results of that race, as they do not pay taxes to the Bartow County School System. This will ensure that only citizens directly affected will have a say on this issue.”

“Any inquiries about this mistake, the content and makeup of the ballot, or how results will be reported should be directed to Joseph Kirk, The Bartow County Election Supervisor, either via email at kirkj@bartowcountyga.gov or directly at (678) 721-3231.”