Georgia Voters Authorize Changes

Georgia as a whole may have been closely divided in the Presidential Election, but when it came to the two constitutional amendments and the statute that were on the ballot, most Georgians agreed that they should pass.

A constitutional change requiring that state fees and taxes collected for a specific purpose are spent as intended passed with 81.4% of the vote.

A second constitutional amendment prohibiting the state and local governments from using the legal doctrine of “sovereign immunity” to avoid citizen lawsuits won approval from 74.3% of the voters.

Georgia voters also authorized a tax exemption for property owned by charitable organizations for the purpose of building or repairing single-family homes. House Bill 344 was endorsed with 73% of the vote.