The controversy over the ballot wording of the transportation tax referendum continues. Many are wondering how and why a “bias” preamble ended up on the ballot when the law is specific as to how the ballot question shall read.
The July 31 general primary ballot includes a regional transportation tax, and if all voters know about the tax is what they read on the ballot, they may believe it sounds pretty good.
The preamble to the referendum says the proposed tax, “Provides for local transportation projects to create jobs and improve roads and safety with citizen oversight.”
And that has some critics of the tax seeing red.
Last week, Tax Party groups, conservative activists and others opposed to the tax gathered at the capitol in Atlanta to demand the preamble be removed from the ballot, saying the language was biased in favor of the measure.