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Sales tax referendum set for Sept. 23

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Wilson County Election Commission has set Tuesday, Sept. 23, as the date of the election regarding the City of Lebanon Sales and Use Tax Referendum.

Election Commission set the date during a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 14.

Lebanon City Council voted to hold a referendum to raise the local sales and use tax from 2.25 percent to 2.75 percent in March. Wilson County Commission voted to opt in to the sales tax referendum and include the question on the County General election. As a result of the countywide sales tax question failing to be approved in the Aug. 7 election, a special election will be held for City of Lebanon voters. This election is being held in September rather than with the November election at the request of the Lebanon City Council.

The question on the ballot will be: “Shall Ordinance No. 14-4530, passed by the Lebanon City Council on the 4th day of March, 2013 and published in The Lebanon Democrat, a newspaper of general circulation in Wilson County, which levied an additional tax on the same privileges subject to the Retailers’ Sales Tax Act under Chapter 6, Parts 1-6, Title 67, Tennessee Code Annotated, as the same may be amended, which are exercised within the City of Lebanon, to be levied and collected as provided in the Act at an amended rate of 2.75%, except as limited or modified by statute, become operative?  FOR or AGAINST”

Early Voting will be available from Sept. 3-18 at the Wilson County Election Commission Office at 203 East Main Street in Lebanon. The hours of Early Voting will be from 1 until 6 p.m., on Sept. 3 and Sept. 18 with the hours all other days, including Saturdays, being from 8 a.m. until noon.

Registered voters who live in the City of Lebanon are eligible to vote in this election. The last day for Lebanon citizens to register to vote in this referendum will be Monday, Aug. 25. On Election Day, voters will vote at the polling places they normally are assigned to. There will be 12 Election Day polls open on Sept. 23.Voters are reminded to bring their Tennessee State or Federally issued photo ID when they come to vote during Early Voting or on Election Day.

Wilson County Election Commission encourages anyone with questions about where they vote, voting and registering to vote to visit the Commission’s website at www.WilsonVotes.com, phone the office at 615-444-0216 or come by at 203 East Main Street in Lebanon.

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