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July 31st Transportation Referendum Series: Part 2

tiredoftrafficThe time to make your vote count is right around the corner! If passed, the July 31st Transportation Referendum will include projects in the City of Atlanta and each of the ten Metro Atlanta counties (Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Rockdale).  This 1% sales tax increase for priority transportation projects will relieve congestion throughout the region, create 200,000+ jobs, decrease stress and commute time, provide better access to alternative transportation, and reduce air pollution.  There are particularly important projects for Emory and the entire Clifton Corridor community. 

What are the Clifton Corridor Projects?

  • Light rail line from the Lindbergh MARTA station to the Clifton Corridor
  • Bike, pedestrian, and road improvements between Decatur and the Clifton Corridor
  • Clifton Road Bridge replacement
  • Additional sidewalks, bike lanes, and road resurfacing on Haygood Road

Do you have questions about the vote?  Want to see which projects are near where you live and play? Visit our website, www.emory.edu/tiredoftraffic for more information and submit your own questions to us through our FAQs page.  Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @TiredofTraffic and Facebook @EmoryTiredofTraffic!

Voter registration forms and requests for absentee ballots can be found on our website and at http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/VRinfo.htm. Remember, you do not have to be out of town on July 31st to vote by absentee ballot!

Want to learn more? Attend a Lunch and Learn on June 27.

Dates to remember!

- First week of July: Absentee ballots mailed to voters who requested them
- July 2nd : Last day to register to vote for this election
- July 9th: Early voting begins at select locations
- July 21st: Saturday voting
- July 31st : ELECTION DAY & absentee ballots must be returned by today

Don't want to tackle traffic on Election Day?  You have several options--Vote early or by absentee ballot!

*Early voting begins on July 9th at select voting locations.  Find the location closest to you at the Georgia Secretary of State website.

*Vote at your normal voting location on Saturday, July 21.

*Contrary to common belief, you don't have to be out of town to vote by absentee ballot.  Any registered voter can vote absentee.  To request an absentee ballot, visit the Georgia Secretary of State website.   Ballots will be mailed to your home address at the beginning of July and you return it before Election Day, July 31.

*If you are not registered to vote, you must do so by July 2! To register to vote, visit the Georgia Secretary of State website.


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